Knotting, Bedfordshire

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St. Margaret's Church in Knotting
Knotting is located in Bedfordshire
Location within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL001136
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK44
Dialling code01234
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°15′00″N 0°32′00″W / 52.25°N 0.5333°W / 52.25; -0.5333Coordinates: 52°15′00″N 0°32′00″W / 52.25°N 0.5333°W / 52.25; -0.5333

Knotting is a small village in Bedfordshire, located near the border with Northamptonshire. Nearby places are, Sharnbrook, Podington, Odell, Melchbourne, Yielden, Newton Bromswold, Souldrop and Rushden over the border in Northamptonshire.


The parish was covered by the 2001 UK Census but was combined with neighbouring Souldrop. In 2001, there was a combined population of 269 people - in 110 households.[1] In 1831, there were just 135 inhabitants of Knotting alone, therefore it is possible that the population has not really altered.[2]

It is in the civil parish of Knotting and Souldrop.

Parish church[edit]

The Parish Church is partly of 12th century Norman construction, including a chancel arch with carved decoration, and is dedicated to St Margaret.[3] The registers date from 1592[4] and many of these are deposited at the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service. The church was vested with the Churches Conservation Trust on 1 April 2009.[5]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics - 2001 Census
  2. ^ A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831
  3. ^ "Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland". Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory (1898)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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