Shefford, Bedfordshire

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Shefford
Sheffordhighstreet.jpg
Shefford High Street
Population4,928 (2001)
Civil parish
  • Shefford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townShefford
Postcode districtSG17
Dialling code01462
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
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Bedfordshire

Shefford is a town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. As of 2011 5,880 people lived in Shefford.[1] There is archaeological evidence of Roman occupation here about the 1st century AD.[2] In 1225 a Charter was granted to hold a market here.[2] In 1312, Shefford was granted another charter to hold an annual fair at Michaelmas (September 29th). It is still held as a street fair every year on October 11th.[2] In the 14th century a chapel was built here. Part of the church tower still exists. Shefford was divided between the parishes of Clifton, Campton, Meppershall and Southill.[2] It was called Shefford-cum-Campton. Shefford became a parish in the early 19th century.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. : Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census, Usual resident population, Table KS101EW
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Peter Harwood (1975). "Shefford's History". Visit Shefford. Retrieved 23 December 2014.