Willington, Bedfordshire

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Willington
WillingtonPeaceMemorialHall.JPG
Peace Memorial Hall, Willington
Willington is located in Bedfordshire
Willington
Willington
Willington shown within Bedfordshire
Population 751 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL114434
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
Coordinates: 52°07′54″N 0°22′18″W / 52.1316°N 0.3716°W / 52.1316; -0.3716

Willington is a village and civil parish located in the English county of Bedfordshire. It is west of Moggerhanger on the road from Sandy to Bedford. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Welitone and as Wilitona in c. 1150, from Old English tun (homestead) among the willows,[2] and is part of the ancient hundred of Wixamtree.

Willington is home to 16th century Willington Dovecote & Stables, both now owned by the National Trust. In addition, it is home to The Danish Camp, a restaurant set along the cycle route which holds an annual fireworks display on bonfire night (5 November). This is also the location of an ancient moated site. Willington used to have a railway station on the Sandy to Bedford railway line, now part of the NCR 51 national cycle route.

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The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 520. ISBN 0198691033.

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