Cotton End

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Cotton End
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The Bell public house
Cotton End is located in Bedfordshire
Cotton End
Cotton End
Cotton End shown within Bedfordshire
Population 838 
OS grid reference TL084404
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK45
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°06′00″N 0°25′00″W / 52.1°N 0.4166°W / 52.1; -0.4166Coordinates: 52°06′00″N 0°25′00″W / 52.1°N 0.4166°W / 52.1; -0.4166

Cotton End is a small village located near the centre of the Eastcotts parish on the outskirts of Bedford.

Officially, Cotton End is one of the villages of Eastcotts, and is the centre-most settlement within the civil parish. Ordnance Survey maps from the 1880s show its name as 'Cardington Cotton End'.[1]

There is a primary school, a Bapist Church, a village hall and a pub.

The Baptist chapel was founded here in 1777. In 1912, Cotton End was described as a scattered hamlet with a school and a farm.[2] It lies further down the A600 road from Shortstown.

A new woodland created by the Forest of Marston Vale in 2005 called Shocott Spring.


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