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Cranfield

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

CRANFIELD, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, county of BEDFORD, 7 miles (W.N.W.) from Ampthill, containing 1153 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 33.2.1., and in the patronage of the Rev. James Beard. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists. A school is supported by charitable donations amounting to about 15 per annum. A mineral spring rises in the parish, but it is very little resorted to. Cranfield gives the interim title of baron to the Duke of Dorset.

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