Little Barford

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Little Barford
Row of cottages at Little Barford - geograph.org.uk - 453886.jpg
Little Barford is located in Bedfordshire
Little Barford
Little Barford
Little Barford shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL181570
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST NEOTS
Postcode districtPE19
Dialling code01480
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°11′56″N 0°16′23″W / 52.199°N 0.273°W / 52.199; -0.273Coordinates: 52°11′56″N 0°16′23″W / 52.199°N 0.273°W / 52.199; -0.273

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.[1]

History[edit]

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:[2] the de la Dales owned Barford for two centuries, after which it passed by inheritance to the Fettiplace family, and subsequently to the Brownes.

The village contains a small church, a manor house, several cottages and a farmhouse, while almost a kilometre away to the north is Little Barford Power Station feeding the National Grid.

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Denys. Nicholas Rowe, the dramatic poet, was born in "Rowe's Cottage" 1674.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Little Barford at Wikimedia Commons