Chicksands  Bedfordshire


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

CHICKSANDS-PRIORY, an extra-parochial tract in Biggleswade district, Beds; on the river Ivel, near the Midland railway, 1¾ mile WNW of Shefford. Acres, 120. Real property, £, 122. Pop., 77. Houses, 10. The mansion of Chicksands Priory here, the seat of Sir G. Osborne, Bart., includes considerable part of the buildings of a priory, founded about 1150 by Pain de Beauchamp; and contains James I. 's bed, and a portrait of Cromwell by Lely.

Chicksands through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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