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[From Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1831.]

BATTLESDEN, a parish in the hundred of MANSHEAD, county of BEDFORD, 3 Miles (S. S. E.) from Woburn, containing 151 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, with that of Potsgrove annexed, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the kings books at 12.9.7., and in the patronage of Sir G. P. Turner, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. This place affords the title of baron to Earl Bathurst.

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