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Astwick

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Population  24
Unitary authority  Central Bedfordshire
Country  England
Local time  Monday 10:49 PM
Ceremonial county  Bedfordshire
OS grid reference  TL215385
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Dialling code  01462
Post town  Hitchin
Astwick
Weather  3°C, Wind SW at 14 km/h, 92% Humidity

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Astwick is a village and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. At the 2011 Census the population of the village was included in the civil parish of Stotfold.

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Map of Astwick, Hitchin, UK

Greenfields astwick stotfold bedfordshire


Geography

It is located on the River Ivel, just to the north of Stotfold. Hinxworth, in the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire, is also nearby. The Great North Road passes just to the east of the village. The A1 was improved around 1958, began in 1957, known as the Edworth to Astwick Turn scheme. It is the first non-motorway section of dual-carriageway north of the Baldock motorway bypass.

The parish is too small to have a parish council and instead has a parish meeting.

History

Astwick was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Until the mid-19th century, the parish formed part of the hundred of Biggleswade.

The village has one church, the Parish Church of St Guthlac, one of only two churches in England dedicated to this saint. Another notable building is the moated Astwick Bury, which dates from around 1700 and is Grade II listed.

References

Astwick Wikipedia


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