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Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9

Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire


EATON-BRAY, a parish in Leighton-Buzzard district, Beds; on the verge of the county, near Stanbridgeford r. station, 3¾ miles W by S of Dunstable. It has a post-office under Dunstable; and it gives the title of Baron Braye to the family of Cave Otway. Acres, 2,650. Real property, £5,191. Pop., 1,440. Houses, 308. The property is subdivided. Part of the land is common. A castle stood here before the early part of the 13th century. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £189.* Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church was reported in 1859 to need repair. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

     
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