[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"KEMPSTON, a parish in the hundred of Redbornestoke, county Bedford, 3 miles S.W. of Bedford, its post town. The village, which is large, is situated on the river Ouse. There is a meet at Kempston Wood for the Oakley hounds. It is mentioned in Domesday Survey as Camestone. Limestone is quarried for building purposes and for burning into lime." (There is more of this description).
The 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Kempston is to be found on a supplementary page.
- Box End
- Green End
- Kempston Church End
- Kempston Hardwick
- Moor End