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Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866

Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire

CHICKSANDS-PRIORY, an extra-parochial tract in Biggleswade district, Beds; on the river Ivel, near the Midland railway, 1¾ mile WNW of Shefford. Acres, 2,210. Real property, £2,122. Pop., 77. Houses, 10. The mansion of Chicksands Priory here, the seat of Sir G. Osborne, Bart., includes considerable part of the buildings of a priory, founded about 1150 by Pain de Beauchamp; and contains James I.'s bed, and a portrait of Cromwell by Lely.

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