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SILSOE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1898.

[Transcribed information from Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire - 1898]

" SILSOE, a parish and a very picturesque village, on the road from Bedford to London, 4 miles south-East from Ampthill station on the main line of the Midland railway, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Flitt, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Ampthill, rural deanery of Ampthill, archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Ely.

The crops are of the usual kind. The soil is part clay and part sand; subsoil, strong clay and a loamy sand. The area is 2,146 acres of land and 12 of water; rateable value, £3,530; the population in 1891 was 589."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2013]
[from Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]