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Turvey  Bedfordshire

 

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

TURVEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands on the river Ouse, 5¼ miles W of Oakley r. station, and 8 WNW of Bedford; and has a post-office under Bedford. The parish comprises 3,944 acres. Real property, £5,920. Pop., 1,093. ...


Houses, 228. The manor, with T. Abbey, belongs to L. Higgins, Esq. T. House, T. Cottage, Woodside, Laws Hill, Holmwood, and Picts Hill are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £458.* Patron, W. F. Higgins, Esq. The church was recently enlarged and beautified. There are two dissenting chapels, a national school, a reading room, a reformatory, and charities £116.—The sub-district contains three parishes. Acres, 9,280. Pop., 2,407. Houses, 510.

Turvey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3581

Date accessed: 20th January 2020


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