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WILLINGTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1866.

[Transcribed information from The Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9]

"WILLINGTON, a parish in the district and county of Bedford; 4 miles E of Bedford railway station. Post-town, Bedford. Acres, 1,648. Real property, £2,185. Pop., 290. Houses, 54. The manor belongs to the Duke of Bedford. Park Farm House is part of the seat of Sir John Gostwick, master of the horse to Henry VIII. Some Roman remains were found in 1860. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £235. Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church is later English. There is a parochial school."

[Description(s) transcribed by Craig Pickup ©2002]