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Elstow
Elstow Moot Hall
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Elstow is a village and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire. Elstow is the birthplace of John Bunyan. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of all the towns and villages in the county of Bedfordshire. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... John Bunyan. ...


The village and the northern part of the parish are inside Bedford's southern bypass, and Elstow has increasing been absorbed into Bedford since the late 20th century. The largest population centre in the parish nowadays is not Elstow village itself, but a large housing development dating from the first few years of the 21st century called Abbeyfields, which is effectively a suburb of Bedford. This article is about the English county town. ...


William the Conqueror granted Elstow to his niece, Countess Judith, who founded a nunnery in 1075. In the Middle Ages Elstow Abbey was one of the richest Benedictine nunneries in England. The abbess and nuns held Elstow until the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII. The abbey survives in part as the parish church of St Mary and St Helena. William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Countess Judith (between 1054 and 1055, – after 1086), was a niece of William the Conqueror (Born Normandy). ... Events Revolt of the Earls. ... Elstow Abbey was a monastery for Benedictine nuns in Bedfordshire, England. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... For other uses of the term dissolution see Dissolution. ... Henry VIII King of England and Ireland by Hans Holbein the Younger His Grace King Henry VIII (28 June 1491–28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ...


Another feature of the village is the Moot Hall, a Tudor timber-framed market house that stands in isolation on the village green. It is now a museum illustrating 17th century English life with particular reference to John Bunyan. Allegory of the Tudor dynasty (detail), attributed to Lucas de Heere, ca 1572: left to right, Philip II of Spain, Mary, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth The Tudor period usually refers to the historical period between 1485 and 1558, especially in relation to the history of England. ...


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Houses of Benedictine nuns: The abbey of Elstow | British History Online (3247 words)
Houses of Benedictine nuns: The abbey of Elstow
The Benedictine abbey of Elstow was founded near the end of the eleventh century by Judith, the widow of Earl Waltheof and niece of the Conqueror: (fn.
One of the brasses still in Elstow church is probably that of a lady who had spent her widowhood as a boarder in the monastery.
Elstow (477 words)
ELSTOW, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, county of BEDFORD, 1¼ mile (S. by w.) from Bedford, containing 548 inhabitants.
The 1851 Census Index for Elstow can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 2, Book 2 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
The Elstow Moot Hall Museum is open 1-4 pm from April to the end of September on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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