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Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9

Riseley, Bedfordshire

RISELEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands 3½ miles NE of Sharnbrook r. station, and 9 N of Bedford; and has a post-office under Higham-Ferrers, and a police station. The parish comprises 2,980 acres. Real property, £4,134. Pop., 1,026. Houses, 221. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord St. John. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £179.* Patron, Lord St. John. The church is a fine structure; and comprises nave and double chancel, with porch and tower. There are chapels for Baptists, Moravians, and Wesleyans, and a national school. — The sub-district contains also four other parishes. Acres, 13,190. Pop., 2,778. Houses, 594.

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