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Kensworth and its Village Shop - - 193375.jpg
Kensworth is located in Bedfordshire
Location within Bedfordshire
Population1,455 (2011 Census)[1]
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLU6
Dialling code01582
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°51′N 0°30′W / 51.85°N 0.5°W / 51.85; -0.5Coordinates: 51°51′N 0°30′W / 51.85°N 0.5°W / 51.85; -0.5

Kensworth is a village and civil parish located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. The parish is located on the edge of Dunstable Downs, and includes the hamlets of California and Kensworth Lynch.[2]

The parish was originally located in Hertfordshire, but was transferred to Bedfordshire in 1897.[2] Today the village contains a primary school, a village hall, 2 churches, 2 shops and 1 pub. Kensworth Chalk Pit is a working quarry and is the biggest employer in the parish. The pit is owned and mined by Cemex, but has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England.[3]

The Church of St Mary is located in the village. Kensworth Parish Council administers some local services and facilities in the parish, including a village recreation ground and a provision of allotments. The council has 9 members who are elected every 4 years.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "'Guide to Bedfordshire Parishes'". Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Kensworth Chalk Quarry citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.

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