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

BOLNHURST, a parish in the hundred of STODDEN, county of BEDFORD, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Bedford, containing 264 inhabitants. The living is a rectoy, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 9, and in the patronage of William Guppy, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Dunstan. A free school, founded by the Rev. Baker, in 1791, has an endowment of 12, per annum, for which about twelve children are instructed gratuitously.

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