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Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866

Clophill, Bedfordshire


CLOPHILL, a parish in Ampthill district, Beds; on the river Ivel, 3½ miles W of Shefford r. station, and 4 E of Ampthill. It has a post-office under Ampthill. Acres, 2,140. Real property, £4,194. Pop., 1,169. Houses, 244. There was anciently a small priory; and there are, at Castle hill or Cainhoe, traces of an ancient castle of the Albinis. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £422.* Patron, Countess Cowper. Charities, £39. The church is a handsome edifice in the pointed style, built in 1848.

     
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