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ARLESEY is a village and parish on the Great Northern railway, 37 miles from London, 12 south-east from Bedford, 4 south from Biggleswade and 5 north from Hitchin, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Clifton, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Biggleswade, rural deanery of Shefford, Bedford archdeaconry and St. Albans diocese. The village consists chiefly of one street, nearly 3 miles in length; the Great Northern railway has stations at either end.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire, 1914