Willington, Bedfordshire

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Peace Memorial Hall, Willington
Willington is located in Bedfordshire
 Willington shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid reference TL114434
Unitary authority Bedford
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK44
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Bedfordshire
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Coordinates: 52°07′54″N 0°22′18″W / 52.1316°N 0.3716°W / 52.1316; -0.3716

Willington is a village and civil parish located in the English county of Bedfordshire. It is west of Moggerhanger on the road from Sandy to Bedford. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Welitone and as Wilitona in c. 1150, from Old English tun (homestead) among the willows,[1] and is part of the ancient hundred of Wixamtree.

Willington is home to 16th century Willington Dovecote & Stables, both now owned by the National Trust. In addition, it is home to The Danish Camp, a restaurant set along the cycle route which holds an annual fireworks display on bonfire night (5th of November). This is also the location of an ancient moated site. Willington used to have a railway station on the Sandy to Bedford railway line, now part of the NCR 51 national cycle route.


The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 520. ISBN 0198691033.

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