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SOUTHILL

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

"SOUTHILL, a parish and township in the hundred of Wixamtree, county Bedford, 3 miles south west of Biggleswade, its post town, and 2½ from Shefford. It is a station on the Midland railway. The parish, which is extensive, includes the hamlets of Broom and Stanford. It was formerly the seat of the Byngs. The living is a vicarage* annexed to that of Old-Warden, in the diocese of Ely, value £384. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure with a tower, and containing monuments of the Byngs. The parochial charities produce about £28 per annum. There is a National school. The Baptists have a chapel. The principal residence is Southill House."

"BROOM, a hamlet in the parish of Southill, hundred of Wixamtree, in the county of Bedford, 2 miles from Biggleswade. It is near the Great Northern railway."

"GASTLINGS, a small hamlet in the parish of Southill, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile north west of Southill."

"IRELAND, a hamlet in the parish of Southill, county of Bedfordshire, 2 miles west of Southill."

"STANFORD, a hamlet in the parish of Southill, hundred of Wixamtree, county Bedford, 2 miles north east of Shefford, on the river Ivel."

"STANFORDBURY, a hamlet in the parish of Southill, county of Bedfordshire, 2 miles south of Southill."

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

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