Chicksands

CHICKSANDS, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Biggleswade, hundred of Clifton, county of Bedford, 1½ mile (W. N. W.) from Shefford; containing 60 inhabitants. A priory for canons and nuns of the rule of St. Gilbert of Sempringham was founded in 1150, by Pain de Beauchamp, and the Lady Roas, his wife: the two quadrangles, with the cloisters, remain entire, but converted into a modern mansion.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

Navigation

Preface
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z