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Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9

Flitton, Bedfordshire

FLITTON, a township and a parish in Ampthill district, Beds. The township lies on the river Ivel, 2½ miles SE of Ampthill, and 5½ miles ESE of Lidlington r. station; and has a post-office under Ampthill. Acres, 1,025. Real property, £2,082. Pop., 597. Houses, 127. The parish includes also the hamlet of Silsoe. Acres, 3,185. Real property, £5,930. Pop., 1,310. Houses, 277. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, 234.* Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is ancient and good; was much enlarged in 1835; and contains the burial-place of the Grey family, a monument to the fifth Earl of Kent, and a brass of Thomas Hill, who died in 1601, when 128 years old. The p. curacy of Silsoe is a separate benefice. Charities, £74.

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