Cotton End

Cotton End is a small village and civil parish on the outskirts of Bedford. It became its own parish as of 1 April 2019, having previously been part of the parish of Eastcotts.[1] Ordnance Survey maps from the 1880s show its name as 'Cardington Cotton End'.[2]

There is a primary school, a Bapist Church, a village hall and a pub.

The Baptist chapel was founded here in 1777. In 1912, Cotton End was described as a scattered hamlet with a school and a farm.[3] It lies further down the A600 road from Shortstown.

A new woodland created by the Forest of Marston Vale in 2005 called Shocott Spring.

Cotton End
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The Bell public house
Cotton End is located in Bedfordshire
Cotton End
Cotton End
Location within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL084404
Civil parish
  • Cotton End
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK45
Dialling code01234
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament


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  3. ^ Page, William (1912). A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3. pp. 233–238.

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Cotton End, Northampton

Cotton End is a small district of the town of Northampton, England, about half a mile south of the town centre, north of the area known as Far Cotton and west of the road from South Bridge to Ransome Road known as Cotton End. The district population is included in the Delapre and Briar Hill Ward of Northampton Council.


Eastcotts is an electoral ward within the Borough of Bedford. It was formerly also a civil parish until its abolishment on 1 April 2019, when Cotton End and Shortstown parishes were established.The boundaries of Eastcotts are approximately Exeter Wood to the east, Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge to the south and Shocott Spring to the west. There are two woodlands; Shocott Spring and Exeter Wood, two villages; Shortstown and Cotton End and two hamlets; Harrowden and Herrings Green. And some landmarks such as the Cardington Sheds.

Far Cotton

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In 1730 the philosopher John Gay became Vicar of Wilshamstead (later adding the living of Haynes).

Herrings Green

Herrings Green is a hamlet located at the south of the Eastcotts parish on the outskirts of Bedford.

The settlement is close to Cotton End and Wilstead. It is a tiny group of just 3 cottages and some farms on the Wilstead Road. Herrings Green forms part of the Eastcotts civil parish.

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Shortstown is a village and civil parish on the outskirts of Bedford, on a ridge above the River Great Ouse, originally called Tinkers Hill.This ridge also overlooks the two other parts of Eastcotts – Harrowden to the north and Cotton End to the south.

The name is taken from Short Brothers. The Admiralty established an airship works for the company in 1916. The company pulled out of airship work just three years later, but the name Shortstown stuck.


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Weston Favell

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