Great Barford  Bedfordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Barford like this:

BARFORD (Great), a parish in the district and county of Bedford; on the river Ouse, 3 miles NNW of Sandy r. station, and 6 E by N of Bedford. It has a post office under St. Neot's. Acres, 2,830. Real property, £4,679. Pop., 907. Houses, 198. The property is subdivided. The river Ouse here is crossed by a bridge of about the beginning of the 15th century, and is navigable. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Roxton, in the dio. of Ely. The church is later English. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £20.

Great Barford through time

Great Barford is now part of Bedford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bedford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Barford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Barford, in Bedford and Bedfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th March 2018

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