Haynes, Bedfordshire

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Haynes is located in Bedfordshire
 Haynes shown within Bedfordshire
Unitary authority Central Bedfordshire
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
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 Mid Bedfordshire
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Coordinates: 52°03′00″N 0°25′00″W / 52.05°N 0.416667°W / 52.05; -0.416667

Haynes is a small village, civil parish and former manor, located in Bedfordshire, England, about seven miles (11 km) south of Bedford. It includes the small hamlet of Haynes Church End. It used to be known as Hawnes.[1]

The name 'Haynes' is derived from an Old English word meaning "enclosures". It was mentioned in Domesday Book. There is a pub, "The Greyhound", a shop, a post office, a village hall and a Lower School.

In 1730 the philosopher John Gay became Vicar of Wilshamstead (later adding the living of Haynes).


Haynes Park in 2001

The manor was acquired in about 1667 by Vice Admiral Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet (c.1610-1680) of Jersey[2][3]

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  1. ^ "GENUKI: Haynes, Bedfordshire". Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Victoria County History, Bedford, Volume 2, William Page (editor), 1908, pp.338-344, Parishes: Hawnes or Haynes [1]
  3. ^ See: article in Country Life Magazine, by C. Hussey "Hawnes, Bedfordshire", Country Life, 29 December 1934, pp.692-697 featuring Hawnes (Haynes Park) the property of Hawnes School. With a 6 page write up with black and white illustrations of the exterior and interior of the house [2]