Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HENLOW

HENLOW, a village and a parish in Biggleswade district, Beds. The village stands near the river Ivel and the Hitchin and Leicester railway, 2½ miles SE of Shefford; and has a station on the railway, and a postoffice under Biggleswade. The parish comprises 2, 450 acres. Real property, £4, 781. Pop., 1, 011. Houses, 190. The property is divided among a few. HenlowWarden and Lanthony manors belong to General H. Raynsford; and the De Grey manor belongs to the Conntess Cowper. Henlow Grange, the seat of Gen. Raynsford, is a fine mansion. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £265.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and has a fine tower. Charities, £8.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Henlow AP/CP       Biggleswade PLU/RegD       Bedfordshire AncC
Place: Henlow

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