Cotton End

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Cotton End
"The Bell" - - 428175.jpg
The Bell public house
Cotton End is located in Bedfordshire
Cotton End
Cotton End
Location within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL084404
Civil parish
  • Cotton End
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK45
Dialling code01234
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast 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 and civil parish on the outskirts of Bedford. It became its own parish as of 1 April 2019, having previously been part of the parish of Eastcotts.[1][2] Ordnance Survey maps from the 1880s show its name as 'Cardington Cotton End'.[3]

There is a primary school, a Baptist 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.[4] It lies further down the A600 road from Shortstown.

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


  1. ^ "The Borough of Bedford (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2019" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Agenda item - REPORTS OF THE GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE". 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Home".
  4. ^ Page, William (1912). A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3. pp. 233–238.

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