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Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Wrest Park, a seat of Earl Cowper in Silsoe parish, Beds, 4 miles SW of Shefford. The mansion was built by the late Earl de Grey, and is in the Italian style. The house is surrounded by pleasure grounds of 100 acres, and a deer park of 500 acres.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Wrest Park are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:

CountyCentral Bedfordshire