[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"CRANFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Redbornestoke, in the county of Bedford, 5½ miles north west of Ampthill, and 8 south west of Bedford. Near the village, which is large, is a mineral spring. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £376, in the patronage of James C. Harter, Esq. The church, dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul, is a large and beautiful building in the Gothic style of architecture, with a tower containing six bells. The charities amount to £106 per annum, of which £60 is the endowment of Girton's school. Here is a National school, and almshouses for three poor widows. The Oakley hounds meet here. J. A. Partridge, Esq., is lord of the manor. The dukes of Dorset took from this place the title of baron."
The 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Cranfield is to be found on a supplementary page.
- Bourne End
- Broad Green
- East End
- Gossardss Green