Astwick

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Astwick
The Parish Church of St Guthlac, Astwick. - geograph.org.uk - 95424.jpg
St Guthlac's parish church
Astwick is located in Bedfordshire
Astwick
Astwick
Astwick shown within Bedfordshire
Population24 
OS grid referenceTL215385
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHITCHIN
Postcode districtSG5
Dialling code01462
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°01′55″N 0°13′55″W / 52.0319°N 0.2320°W / 52.0319; -0.2320Coordinates: 52°01′55″N 0°13′55″W / 52.0319°N 0.2320°W / 52.0319; -0.2320

Astwick is a village and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Stotfold.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the River Ivel, just to the north of Stotfold. Hinxworth, in the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire, is also nearby. The Great North Road passes just to the east of the village. The A1 was improved around 1958, began in 1957, known as the Edworth to Astwick Turn scheme. It is the first non-motorway section of dual-carriageway north of the Baldock motorway bypass.

The parish is too small to have a parish council and instead has a parish meeting.

History[edit]

Astwick was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Until the mid-19th century, the parish formed part of the hundred of Biggleswade.

The village has one church, the Parish Church of St Guthlac, one of only two churches in England dedicated to this saint. Another notable building is the moated Astwick Bury, which dates from around 1700 and is Grade II listed.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astwick, Bedfordshire". Britain Express. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Astwick Bury". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 March 2014.

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