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Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9

Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire

SHARNBROOK, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands on the river Ouse, near the Leicester and Hitchin railway, 7½ miles NNW of Bedford; is a polling-place; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office‡ under Bedford. The parish comprises 2,880 acres. Real property, £3,690. Pop., 867. Houses, 171. The manor belongs to Admiral C. Gambier. S. House, Colworth, and Waterside House are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £150.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and has a tower and spire. There are two Baptist chapels and a national school; and one of the chapels was enlarged in 1865. — The sub-district contains six parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 13,683. Pop., 2,894. Houses, 593.

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