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Eastcotts, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Eastcotts, a township in Cardington parish, Beds. It comprises the hamlets of Cotton End, Harrowden, and Fenlake, which are respectively 3 miles, 1½ mile, and 1 mile SE from Bedford. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Bedford. Area, 2816 acres; population, 830. Pillow lace is made.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBedfordshire 
Civil parishCardington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

Eastcotts was in Bedford Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eastcotts from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Eastcotts are available from a number of sites:

Poor Law

Eastcots was in Bedford Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Bedford Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Bedford Poor Law Union and Workhouse.

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Cotton End
Postal districtMK42
Post TownBedford