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SHARPENHOE, a hamlet, in the parish of Streatley, union of Luton, hundred of Flitt, county of Bedford, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Silsoe; containing 172 inhabitants. A school is endowed with a rentcharge of £10. Thomas Norton, a dramatic writer, was born here in the early part of the sixteenth century.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.