Potton, Central Bedfordshire

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Potton is a town in Central Bedfordshire

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Potton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Potton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Potton, market town and par. with ry. sta., Bedfordshire, in E. of co., 1 mile from the border of Cambridgeshire, 4 miles NE. of Biggleswade and 11 miles K of Bedford, 2200 ac., pop. 2006; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday. The town occupies a picturesque position, and has a fine Norman church and an endowed school. Strawplaiting is the principal industry; there are also cornmills. In addition to the weekly market 4 fairs are held annually. Potton Wood, in vicinity, is a well-known sporting resort.

Potton in the Domesday Book

A village in Weneslawe hundred, in the county of Bedfordshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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