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St Peters, Tempsford - geograph.org.uk - 1277329.jpg
Church of St Peter
Tempsford is located in Bedfordshire
Tempsford shown within Bedfordshire
Population 564 (2001)
590 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL164539
Civil parish
  • Tempsford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SANDY
Postcode district SG19
Dialling code 01767
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°10′03″N 0°17′53″W / 52.16748°N 0.29804°W / 52.16748; -0.29804Coordinates: 52°10′03″N 0°17′53″W / 52.16748°N 0.29804°W / 52.16748; -0.29804

Tempsford is a village and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire.

The village is split by the A1 Great North Road and is located just before the junction with the A428 at the Black Cat Roundabout. To the east of the village is the site of the former RAF Tempsford airfield.

It was served by Tempsford railway station.


In 917 Tempsford was a fortified Danish burh where, following an unsuccessful attack on Bedford, the Battle of Tempsford took place. The Danes were defeated by an English army led by King Edward the Elder.[2]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  2. ^ The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, ed. Michael Swanton, 2nd ed. (London 2000), pp. 101-2

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