Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WOOTTON

WOOTTON, a parish, with a scattered village, in the district and county of Bedford; 3½ miles N by W of Ampthill r. station, and 4½ SW of Bedford. It has a post-office under Bedford. Acres, 3,711. Real property, £6,205. Pop. in 1851, 1,204; in 1861, 1,349. Houses, 277. The property is subdivided. The manor, with W. House, belongs to SirPayne, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £400.* Patron, Miss E. M. Neale. The church is early, decorated, and later English; and its chancel was recently rebuilt. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a handsome parochial school, and charities £78.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a parish, with a scattered village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Wootton CP/AP       Bedfordshire AncC
Place: Wootton

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