Place:Kensworth, Bedfordshire, England

Alt namesKensworth Lynchsource: from redirect
Californiasource: from redirect
Caneswordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Coordinates51.85°N 0.5°W
Located inBedfordshire, England     (1897 - )
Also located inHertfordshire, England     ( - 1897)
See alsoDacorum Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Kensworth Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1897
Luton Rural, Bedfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1897-1974
Central Bedfordshire District, Bedfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Kensworth is a village and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire District of Bedfordshire, England. The parish is located on the edge of Dunstable Downs, and includes the hamlets of California and Kensworth Lynch.

The parish was originally located in Hertfordshire, but was transferred to Bedfordshire in 1897. During its last three years in Hertfordshire, it was the sole member of Kensworth Rural District. When it was transferred to Bedfordshire, it became part of Luton Rural District.

Kensworth Chalk Pit is a working quarry and is the biggest employer in the parish. The pit is owned and mined by Cemex, but has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England.

The Church of St Mary is located in the village.

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