Little Barford is a village and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England. It lies on the county boundary with Cambridgeshire, adjacent to the town of St Neots. It is in the civil parish of Wyboston, Chawston and Coleford. The village itself is very small and is close to the east bank of the River Great Ouse.
The manor of Barford was held by the de Leyham family from about 1194, and then passed by inheritance into the de la Dale family in about 1316: the de la Dales owned Barford for two centuries, after which it passed by inheritance to the Fettiplace family, and subsequently to the Brownes.
- Thomas de la Dale, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, born here c.1317
- Artist Mike Chaplin, known to many as resident art expert on Watercolour Challenge was born in the village in 1943.
- British History Online: 'Parishes: Little Barford', A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 2 (1908), pp. 206-209.
- Ball. F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926
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