"BARFORD HUNDRED, one of the ten hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Bedford, situated in the northeast part of the county, and bounded on the N. by Stodden hundred and the county of Huntingdon, on the east by Biggleswade hundred, on the south by Wixamtree hundred, and on the west by Willey hundred and a part of Stodden hundred It contains the parishes of Great Barford, Colmworth, Eaton-Socon, Goldington, Ravensden, Renhold, Roxton, and Wilden. The area of the hundred is about 26,000 acres."
"BIGGLESWADE HUNDRED, one of the nine hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Bedford, lying on the eastern side of the county, and bounded on the north by Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, on the east by Cambridgeshire, on the S. by the hundred of Clifton, and on the west by the hundred of Wixamtree. It comprises the parishes of Astwick, Little Barford, Biggleswade, Dunton, Edworth, Everton, Eyworth, Cockayne Hatley, Langford, Potton, Sutton, Tempsford, and Wrestlingworth, with the chief part of Sandy. The hundred contains about 28,260 acres."
"CLIFTON HUNDRED, a hundred in the south-east portion of the county of Bedford, contains the parishes of Clifton, Stondon, Campton, Henlow, Arlsey, Holwell, Stotfold, Meppershall, part of Shillington, and the town of Shefford."
"FLITT HUNDRED, one of the ten hundreds or subdivisions of Bedfordshire, situated in the south-east part of the county. It is bounded on the north by the hundred of Wixamtree, on the east by the hundred of Clifton and county of Hertford, on the south by the latter, and on the west by the hundred of Manshead, and contains the parishes of Barton-in-the-Clay, Clophill, Flitton, Upper and Lower Gravenhurst, Haynes, Higham-Gobion, Luton, Pulloxhill, Streatley, Sundon, and parts of Caddington and Shillington, comprising an area of about 38,800 acres."
"IVEL, a river which rises in Mitley Hill, county Herts, and joins the Ouse at Tempsford, in Bedfordshire."
"KYM, a feeder of the river Ouse rising on the borders of Bedfordshire."
"LEA, a river rising near Houghton Regis, in Bedfordshire, and after a course of about 45 miles, in which it is joined by the Beane, Maran, Ash, and Stort, falls into the Thames at Blackwall. It was a favourite stream of Isaac Walton's, and supplies the East London Waterworks, besides contributing a little to the New River, below Amwell."
"MANSHEAD, a hundred in county Bedford, contains the parishes of Aspley-Guise, Battlesden, Chalgrave, Dunstable, Eaton-Bray, Eversholt, Harlington, Hockliffe, Holcutt, Houghton-Regis, Husborn-Crawley, Leighton-Buzzard, Milton-Bryant, Potsgrove, Salford, Tilsworth, Tingrith, Toddington, Totternhoe, Westoning, Whipsnade, Woburn, and part of Studham, comprising an area of 52,045 acres."
"REDBORNESTOKE HUNDRED, a hundred in the county of Bedford, contains the parishes of Ampthill, Cranfield, Elstow, Flitwick, Houghton-Conquest, Kempston, Lidlington, Marston-Moretaine, Maulden, Millbrook, Ridgmont, Steppingley, Wilshampstead, and Wootton, comprising an area of 38,037 acres."
"STODDEN HUNDRED, a hundred in the county of Bedford, contains the town of Bedford, and the parishes of Bolnhurst, Clapham, Dean, Kysoe, Knotting, Milchbourne, Milton-Earnest, Oakley, Pertenhall, Riseley, Sheldon, Little Staughton, Tilbrook, and Yelden, comprising an area of 27,590 acres, exclusive of Bedford."
"WILLEY HUNDRED, a hundred, county Beds, contains the parishes of Biddenham, Bletsoe, Bromham, Carlton, Chellington, Farndish, Felmersham, Harold, Odell, Pavenham, Podington, Sharnbrook, Souldrop, Stagsden, Stevington, Thurleigh, Turvey, and Wymington, comprising 40,460 acres."
"WIXAMTREE HUNDRED, a hundred in county Beds, contains the parishes of Blunham, Cardington, Cople, Northill, Southill, Warden, Willington, and part of Sandy, comprising 26,100 acres."
by Colin Hinson ©2013