"TILSWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Manshead, county Bedford, 3½ miles north west of Dunstable, its post town. The village is near the ancient Watling Street. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £47. The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains some old tombs and effigies. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum. The executors of the late Sir E. P. Turner, Bart., are lords of the manor."