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Biggleswade and Langford in Bedfordshire

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LaGooner

LaGooner Report 3 Jul 2013 17:06

I have pm'd you. :-)

mgnv

mgnv Report 2 Jul 2013 23:23

Check Samuel Lewis's "A Topographical Dictionary of England" (1848)
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445

BIGGLESWADE (St. Andrew), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 10½ miles (E. S. E.) from Bedford, and 45 (N. N. W.) from London, on the road to York; containing, with the hamlets of Holme and Stratton, 3807 inhabitants, and comprising 4200 acres, of which 200 are common or waste....

LANGFORD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 2¼ miles (S.) from Biggleswade;...


There's also a map showing 1850 parishes at:
http://maps.familysearch.org/
You can layer on the civil rego districts and the poor law unions - they mostly coincide, hence both Langford & Biggleswade were parishes and places in Biggleswade RD. They're both ancient parishes.

Reggie

Reggie Report 2 Jul 2013 16:45

https://maps.google.co.uk

MrsBucketBouquet

MrsBucketBouquet Report 2 Jul 2013 16:24

Biggleswade is the town and Langford is a village. 2 miles away

JohnDoe

JohnDoe Report 2 Jul 2013 16:16

I often get confused, was Langford once part of Biggleswade or have they ALWAYS been separate?