St. James' Church
Husborne Crawley shown within Bedfordshire
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Husborne Crawley is a small village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, located close to Junction 13 of the M1 motorway. The village touches the borders of the Woburn Abbey estate on one side, and the village of Aspley Guise on the other. The meaning of the Husborne element of the towns name is "warrior stream" and the Crawley element means "crow clearing".
In the 1870s Crawley-Husborne was described as "a parish in Woburn district, Beds; on the Bedford and Bletchley railway, ¾ mile SW of Ridgmount r. station, and 1¾ NNE of Woburn."
St. James' Church which is located on School Lane, is the church of St. Mary, with work on the church being dated as early as the 13th century. The church has a tower with three bays, western tower with six chiming bells and clock face, and has been subject to various changes throughout its history, with one of the most substantial changes occurring at around the 15th century.
It has a nineteenth-century manor house in its own grounds, known as Crawley Park. The Crawley Park estate is privately owned, and features some preserved and listed wooden-framed medieval cottages. The village also has The White Horse public house, which is described as "A substantial corner pub on the main road through the village, it consists of a single U-shape room wrapped around a central bar counter along with some outside picnic benches.".
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Husborne Crawley has a population of 237 according to the 2011 census.  Increasing from a population of 217 according to the 2001 census.  From the graph and table, the total population has changed large amounts for a small parish, decreasing more recently possibly due to people moving closer to larger local areas such as Leighton-Linslade or Dunstable as they are the larger Parishes in the area. There are some gaps in the information as none was available, however clearly there has been a general decrease until very recently where the population has increased again. The changes have not been large enough and are more gradual to be from an event that might alter populations rapidly. 
The M1 Motorway is Husborne Crawley's main transport infrastructure, and is about one mile North East on the Bedford Road from the village, accessible via the roundabout system at junction 13. The Bedford Road also goes west to Milton Keynes which is about ten miles away.
Husborne Crawley is served by Ridgmont railway station which is located away on the other side of the M1 Motorway at Junction 13. London Midland trains serve the station, which also acts as a transport route for workers at an Amazon.com warehouse which is also located on the other side of the M1.
The geology of Husborne Crawley is mostly greensand sandstone, although there are areas of mudstone. The soil is therefore mostly sandy and partly clay, with some smaller areas of mixed soil including; sand, alluvium, gravel, clay and silt.
- 2011 UK census
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