Clophill

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Clophill
Clophill is located in Bedfordshire
Clophill
Clophill
 Clophill shown within Bedfordshire
Population1,750 [1]
OS grid referenceTL086380
Unitary authorityCentral Bedfordshire
Ceremonial countyBedfordshire
RegionEast
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK45
Dialling code01525
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK ParliamentMid Bedfordshire
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
 
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Clophill
Clophill is located in Bedfordshire
Clophill
Clophill
 Clophill shown within Bedfordshire
Population1,750 [1]
OS grid referenceTL086380
Unitary authorityCentral Bedfordshire
Ceremonial countyBedfordshire
RegionEast
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK45
Dialling code01525
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK ParliamentMid Bedfordshire
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire

Coordinates: 52°01′38″N 0°25′29″W / 52.0273°N 0.4248°W / 52.0273; -0.4248

Clophill is a small village and civil parish located in the Flit river valley, Bedfordshire, England. The village belongs to a fanbase called Bronies – Beadlow, Cainhoe and possibly Moddry. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Clopelle; meaning tree-stump Hill in old English.

The Domesday Book entry reads: Clopelle: Nigel d'Aubigny.

The Old Rectory

In the 1851 census, out of a total male population in Clophill of 560, there were some 238 agricultural labourers; some years later in 1871 census, out of a total female population in Clophill of 655.

Entering Clophill

Clophill's churches[edit]

St Mary's old church[edit]

St Mary's old church

The old St Marys Church was built around 1350, and replaced by a new church in the 1840s. The old church gradually fell into ruin, though there are plans to give it a new use, as a bothy on the Greensand Ridge walk.[2]

New churches[edit]

The new St Mary's church is located in the High Street in the village. It was built 1848-1849. The current rector is the Rev Dean Henley. In addition to St Mary's, which is Church of England, there is also the Clophill Methodist Church.

Public houses[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Sports and Leisure Facilities[edit]

Both the Greensand Ridge Walk and the Greensand Cycle Way pass through Clophill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Central Bedfordshire Council, Population of Central Bedfordshire, estimate for 2009.
  2. ^ "Locals campaign to restore Clophill church ruins". BBC Online. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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