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KEYSOE

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"KEYSOE, a parish in the hundred of Stodden, county Bedford, 9 miles north of Bedford, and 4 south west of Kimbolton, its post town. The village is small and scattered. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. The land is chiefly arable, with some pasture, and 350 acres of woodland, chiefly planted with oak. The road from Bedford to Kimbolton passes through the parish. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1303. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £175, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient edifice with a lofty spire. The interior contains an ancient font with an inscription. There is a National school built in 1840. The Baptists have two places of worship. John Crawley, Esq., is lord of the manor. On the glebe land is a strong chalybeate spring."

"BROOK END, a hamlet in the parish of Keysoe, county of Bedfordshire, ¼ mile north of Keysoe."

"HARDWICK END, a hamlet in the parish of Keysoe, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile west south west of Keysoe."

"HATCH END, a hamlet in the parish of Keysoe, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile south south west of Keysoe."

"HATCH END, a hamlet in the parish of Keysoe, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile south south east of Keysoe."

"KEYSOE ROW, a hamlet in the parish of Keysoe, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile south of Keysoe."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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