The Bell public house
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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. Ordnance Survey maps from the 1880s show its name as 'Cardington Cotton End'.
There is a primary school, a Baptist church, a village hall and a pub.
- "The Borough of Bedford (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2019" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 8 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Page, William (1912). A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3. pp. 233–238.
Media related to Cotton End at Wikimedia Commons