Campton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Bedfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Shefford.

Alternative names: Campton cum Shefford

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

Parish registers: 1558
Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Campton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAMPTON, a village and a parish in Biggleswade district, Beds. The village stands on the river Ivel, 1¼ mile W of Shefford r. station, and 6 SW of Biggleswade; and has a post office under Biggleswade. The parish includes also the township of Shefford. Acres, 1,120. Real property, £4,406.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Campton, a parish in the hund. of Clifton, union of Biggleswade, county of Bedford; 3½ miles north-east of Silsoe, on the river Ivel. Living, a rectory with Shefford, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £11 9s. 7d.; gross income £427; nett income £374. Patron, in 1835, Sir George Osborne, Bart, Pop., in 1801, 316; in 1831, 449. Houses 220. Acres 1,120. A. P. £1,526. Poor rates, in 1837, £310.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Campton, 1 m. S.W. Shefford. P. 1390

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


Campton Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

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  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Biggleswade
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Shefford
  • Poor Law Union: Biggleswade
  • Hundred: Clifton
  • Province: Canterbury

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