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BATTLESDEN is a small village and parish, 3½ miles south from Woburn, 6 south-east from Woburn Sands station on the Bedford and Bletchley branch of the North Western railway and 4½ west from Hartington station on the Midland, about 5 north-east from Leighton Buzzard, 5 north-west from Dunstable, Great Northern and London and North Western railways, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Manshead, petty sessional division of Woburn, union of Ampthill, county court district of Leighton Buzzard, rural deanery of Fleete, archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of St. Albans.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire, 1914