Chicksands Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Alternative names: Chicksands Priory

Status: Extra-parochial

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Parishes adjacent to Chicksands

Historical Descriptions of Chicksands

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHICKSANDS-PRIORY, an extra-parochial tract in Biggleswade district, Beds; on the river Ivel, near the Midland railway, 1 ¾ mile WNW of Shefford. Acres, 2,120. Real property, £2,122. Pop., 77. Houses, 10. The mansion of Chicksands Priory here, the seat of Sir G. Osborne, Bart., includes considerable part of the buildings of a priory, founded about 1150 by Pain de Beauchamp; and contains James I.’s bed, and a portrait of Cromwell by Lely.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Chicksands, 1 m. Shefford. P. 60.

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


  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Biggleswade
  • Probate Court: Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
  • Diocese: Not Applicable
  • Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
  • Poor Law Union: Biggleswade
  • Hundred: Clifton
  • Province: Canterbury