Place:Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England


Alt namesStodfaldsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Stotfaltsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Coordinates52.017°N 0.233°W
Located inBedfordshire, England
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Stotfold is a small town and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire.

In the 19th century, Stotfold was regarded as a wealthy place. The saying was that to live in Stotfold, one has to have £100 and a pig. The town is divided by a long road, High Street, which separates the north side from the south. There are two parks and a recreational ground, plus a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and a football pitch.

Stotfold is thought to have gained its name from the northern drovers breaking their journey south at this point on the A1 Great North Road and penning their horses (stots) in enclosures (folds) before continuing their journeys southwards.

The River Ivel runs through the town. Stotfold covers and the population, according to the 2001 census, is 6,190.

The church of St Mary's dates back to Norman times.

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