[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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