In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beeston like this:
BEESTON, a hamlet in the parishes of Sandy and Northill, Beds; 2½ miles NNW of Biggleswade. Pop. of the Sandy portion, 364. Houses, 81. Pop. of the Northill portion, inclusive of Hatch, 252. Houses, 55.
Additional information about this locality is available for Sandy
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Beeston has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Mid Bedfordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Beeston and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beeston in Mid Bedfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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