In 1870–1872, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wilden as follows:
"WILDEN, a parish in the district and county of Bedford; 5 miles NE of Bedford r[ailway] station. It has a post-office under Bedford. Acres, 2,160. Real property, £2,765. Pop[ulation], 501. Houses, 112. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £400.* Patron, Mrs. Chalk. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £47 a year, and charities £26."
The village has a 14th–15th century Grade I listed Anglican church dedicated to St Nicholas. There is a Baptist Chapel in Great Barford Road, with Sunday services held there three times a month. The chapel was probably founded in 1806, although its old Church Book has been lost.
Wilden Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England school. It recently had 59 pupils, and a pre-school section for 10. It dates back to the 17th century and was rebuilt in the 19th. Additions were made in 1972, 1993, 2004 and 2013. It serves as a lower school within a group of schools called St Albans Cluster.
Wilsden is served by a daytime bus service: Grant Palmer No. 27S between Bedford and Ravensden. It runs four times a day on Monday to Saturday.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
- Quoted on Vision of Britain site. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- Wright, Stephen, "Dillingham, Francis (d. 1625)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
- Church site. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- Chapel site. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
-  Official school site. Retrieved 15 November 2018.]
-  Report at the end of the 2017–18 school year.
- Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- Bus company site with timetable. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
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