Clophill shown within Bedfordshire
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Clophill is a small village and civil parish located in the Flit river valley, Bedfordshire, England. At this time the village belonged to a group of two or three hamlets – Beadlow, Cainhoe and possibly Moddry. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Clopelle; meaning tree-stump Hill in old English.
The Domesday Book entry reads: Clopelle: Nigel d'Aubigny.
In the 1851 census, out of a total male population in Clophill of 560, there were some 238 agricultural labourers; some years later in 1871 census, out of a total female population in Clophill of 655.
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. 
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.
- The Flying Horse. The Green.
- The Green Man - La Stalla (Restaurant). The Green.
- The Stone Jug. Back Street.
- Boss Meyer, educator and cricketer
- David L. Englin, politician
- Jeff Astle, England international footballer
- Jimmy Husband, (born 15 October 1947), retired professional footballer
- John van Weenen, OMT MBE, (born August 26, 1941, Enfield, Middlesex), 8th Dan karateka and humanitarian
- Sir Douglas Frederick Howard, KCMG, MC, (15 February 1897 – 26 December 1987), diplomat
Sports and Leisure Facilities
- Central Bedfordshire Council, Population of Central Bedfordshire, estimate for 2009.
- "Locals campaign to restore Clophill church ruins". BBC Online. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- Watt, Colin (2012-09-28). "Lost Heritage". Clophill History.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Clophill.|
- Clophill pages at the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
- Official Clophill Village Church Website
- British History article on Clophill, excerpt from 'A History of the County of Bedford Vol 2', written 1908 by William Page Clophill History