Everton, Bedfordshire

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Everton
Everton cum Tetworth.JPG
The village sign for Everton-cum-Tetworth
Everton is located in Bedfordshire
Everton
Everton
Location within Bedfordshire
Population523 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL201512
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSANDY
Postcode districtSG19
Dialling code01767
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°08′46″N 0°14′46″W / 52.14604°N 0.24624°W / 52.14604; -0.24624Coordinates: 52°08′46″N 0°14′46″W / 52.14604°N 0.24624°W / 52.14604; -0.24624

Everton is a small village of about 200 dwellings (including outlying) and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England.[2][3] It is located close to the border with Cambridgeshire, a little over two miles north-east of the market town of Sandy.

The name Everton comes from Old English and means farmstead where wild boars are seen.[4]

Everton no longer has a shop (it having closed c. 1995) but is home to a pub, local church, and a lower school. There is a large recreation ground which contains both full-sized and five-a-side football pitches, a basketball net, and a fenced-in children's play area.

The village is situated on top of Tempsford Hill on the Greensand Ridge Walk and is close to the WWII airfield RAF Tempsford.

St Mary's Church as it exists now is substantially 12th Century although the tower, nave clerestory and south porch are 15th Century.

The public house is the Thornton Arms. The school is Everton Lower School.

Woodbury Park[edit]

To the north of Everton, off Everton Road, is Woodbury Park, originally part of the Gamlingay parish but now part of Bedfordshire. The grounds of Woodbury Hall were laid out by Nathaniel Richmond in the 1760s for the landowner, the Earl of Macclesfield who had married Woodbury heiress Mary Lane.

From the 1860s, it was owned by the Astell family of Everton House. Woodbury Hall is now owned by the Countess of Erroll. an Astell heiress.[5] In World War II the house was requisitioned for military use. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 153 Bedford & Huntingdon (St Neots & Biggleswade) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231722.
  3. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  4. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 179. ISBN 9780199609086.
  5. ^ "Astell of Everton House and Woodbury Hall". Landed Families.
  6. ^ "Woodbury Hall". Everton-cum-Tetworth’s History Page.

External links[edit]

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