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TILBROOK

[Transcribed and edited information from The Victoria County History series- 1932]

"TILBROOK, a parish, which until 1888, formed part of Bedfordshire but was transferred to Huntingdonshire under the provisions of the Local Government Act of 1886. Historically, therefore, it belongs to Bedfordshire. The parish lies some 15 miles north-east of Bedford and a little more than 2 miles south of Kimbolton. Most of the land is arable, but there is a lot of permanent grassland and some woodland. The principle crops grown are wheat, beans and peas. The soil is Oxford clay, and the sub-soil is clay with occasional gravel.

Tilbrook is watered by the River Til flowing through the centre of the parish, which is uniformly level. The ground rises, however, towards the north and south where the height varies from 245 ft. to 262 ft. above sea-level. The village is situated partly on the main road from Kimbolton to Higham Ferrers and partly on a small road at right-angles to it. The church, with the rectory adjacent, stands in fields to the east of the latter road, and is approached by a lane from the south. Close to the church are the houses of the village, many of which are brick or half-timbered with the occasional thatched cottage. Beyond the river, north of the church, is the Manor Farm.

Tilbrook Hall was a 19th century building situated about half a mile north of the church. The parish was inclosed by an Act of Parliament in 1800.

See also the Tilbrook Parish page in Bedforshire."

[Description(s) transcribed by Ian Argall and later edited by Colin Hinson 2010]
[from The Victoria County History series - 1932]

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