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SHARNBROOK

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

"SHARNBROOK, a parish in the hundred of Willey, county Bedford, 8 miles north-west of Bedford, its post town, 4 north east of Harrold, and 10 from Wellingborough. It is a station on the Midland railway. The village, which is extensive, is situated on the river Ouse. The inhabitants are chiefly agricultural. Sharnbrook is a polling place for the county. The tithes were commuted for land and money payments under an Act of Enclosure. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £144. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains a brass to W. Cobbe, 1522. There is a National school for both sexes. The Baptists have two places of worship. Colworth House, Sharnbrook Hall, and Waterside House are the principal residences. Admiral C. Gambier is lord of the manor."

"COFFLE END, a hamlet in the parish of Sharnbrook, county of Bedfordshire, a mile east of Sharnbrook."

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

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