Campton is a village in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. It is part of the civil parish of Campton and Chicksands (population 2,510) with the nearby Chicksands. It is about nine miles (15 km) south of Bedford, and is about nine miles north-west from Letchworth and sits on a tributary of the River Ivel. It is just to the west of Shefford. At the centre of the village is the 13th century All Saints' Church.
Campton is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The entry reads: Chambeltone: Ralph de Lanquetot from Walter Giffard; Fulbert from Willian d'Eu; Thurstan.
Chicksands is to the north of the village, and consists almost entirely of the wooded Chicksands Priory estate. It was used as an American military base until 1995 and is now used as the British Intelligence & Security Centre (since 1997).
For local government purposes it forms part of Central Bedfordshire Council and is within the Mid Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency, whose MP is currently Nadine Dorries of the Conservative Party.
- Bedfordshire County Council, Population Estimates and Forecasts, estimate for 2007.
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