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Clophill is located in Bedfordshire
Location within Bedfordshire
Population1,750 [1]
1,738 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceTL086380
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK45
Dialling code01525
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°01′38″N 0°25′29″W / 52.0273°N 0.4248°W / 52.0273; -0.4248Coordinates: 52°01′38″N 0°25′29″W / 52.0273°N 0.4248°W / 52.0273; -0.4248

Clophill is a village and civil parish located in the Flit river valley, Bedfordshire, England. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Clopelle; meaning tree-stump Hill in old English.

The Old Rectory

In the 1851 census, there was male population in Clophill of 560; of these, there were 238 agricultural labourers. In the 2011 Census 1,750, the population was 1,738.

Entering Clophill

Clophill's churches[edit]

St Mary's old church[edit]

St Mary's old church

The old St Marys Church was built around 1350, and replaced by a new church in the 1840s. The old church gradually fell into ruin, and has recently had restoration work carried out on it.[3]

New churches[edit]

The new St Mary's church is located in the High Street in the village. It was built 1848-1849. The current rector is the Rev Dean Henley. In addition to St Mary's, which is Church of England, there is also the Clophill Methodist Church.

Public houses[edit]

  • The Flying Horse. The Green.
  • The Green Man - La Stalla (Restaurant). The Green.
  • The Stone Jug. Back Street.

Notable residents[edit]

Sports and Leisure Facilities[edit]

Both the Greensand Ridge Walk and the Greensand Cycle Way pass through Clophill.

The village has a youth football club called Clophill United FC. For the 2017/18 season the will have five teams (U12s to 10s) playing in the Chiltern Junior 7s league.


  1. ^ Central Bedfordshire Council, Population of Central Bedfordshire Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine, estimate for 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Locals campaign to restore Clophill church ruins". BBC Online. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2012.

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