Wilden, Bedfordshire

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Wilden
Wilden is located in Bedfordshire
Wilden
Wilden
Wilden shown within Bedfordshire
Population 399 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL096551
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK44
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°11′00″N 0°23′50″W / 52.1833°N 0.39723°W / 52.1833; -0.39723Coordinates: 52°11′00″N 0°23′50″W / 52.1833°N 0.39723°W / 52.1833; -0.39723

Wilden is a village and civil parish located in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.

Churches, school and pub[edit]

The village has a 14th–15th century Grade I listed Anglican church dedicated to St Nicholas[2] and also a Baptist chapel. Wilden Lower School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England school. There are five Grade II listed buildings in the village.[2] The one pub is called the Victoria Arms. There is also a village hall.

Wilden churchyard
Old photograph of Church Walk Wilden, circa 1900, showing Village Farm, the Post Office (now known as Tudor Cottage), and St Nicholas Church.

Famous person[edit]

The scholar and Bible translator Francis Dillingham died here in 1625.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-36622-parish-church-of-saint-nicholas-wilden-church Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ Wright, Stephen, "Dillingham, Francis (d. 1625)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

External links[edit]

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