Wymington

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Coordinates: 52°16′N 0°36′W / 52.27°N 0.60°W / 52.27; -0.60

Wymington
Wymington is located in Bedfordshire
Wymington
Wymington
 Wymington shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid reference SP955196
Civil parish Wymington
Unitary authority Bedford
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUSHDEN
Postcode district NN10
Dialling code 01933
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Bedfordshire
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Wymington is a village and civil parish in the borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. It is located around a mile and a half south of Rushden, in the neighbouring county of Northamptonshire. Other nearby places are Podington, to the south-west, and Farndish to the west.

Wymington was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a parish within the Hundred of Willey.[1]

The parish church of St Lawrence was built in the mid-14th century. It was built for John Curteys who, with his wife, is buried in the chancel and work started in 1350. Apparently the masons responsible came from Northamptonshire but were given a somewhat tighter budget for this church and were assisted by some local workmen. The tower and spire are lavishly ornamented. The interior is rich and complex, with a fine nave roof and the remains of a portrayal of the Doom. The county's best example of the luxuriant spirit of the 14th century.[2]

Sharnbrook Summit nature reserve is located near the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British History Online - Parishes and dates
  2. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins; p. 106

External links[edit]

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