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Southill is a rural village and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of the county of Bedfordshire. The 2011 census showed the population for the civil parish as 1,192. The principal residence, Southill Park, was one of at least four manors, and was for three generations the home of the local branch of the landed Byng family. When you visit Southill, Bedfordshire, Walkfo brings Southill, Bedfordshire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Southill, Bedfordshire Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Southill, Bedfordshire

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Southill, Bedfordshire history

Earliest written history

Southill, Bedfordshire Earliest written history photo

Southill is part of the ancient hundred of Wixamtree and is mentioned seven times in the Domesday Book. The total tax assessed was 9.7 geld units (very large) and recorded households numbered 29 (quite large) The Book shows sixteen freemen formerly owned its most valuable entry upon conquest, replaced by two Frenchmen at the time of its compilation in 1086.

Church history

All Saints Church, Southill is a 14th and 15th century church embellished in 1814. The church contains floor and wall monuments to local people mainly from the 17th and 18th century. It is a listed building in the middle category of statutorily protected heritage, Grade II*.

Later descriptions

In 1805, a gazetteer reads: “SOUTH HILL, or SOUTHILL, (Bedf.) village distance from Shefford 2 miles North which gives title of baron to Viscount Torrington, whose family seat is here” The equivalent in 1914 reads: parish and village with railway station (1½ miles north-west, Midland Railway), east Bedfordshire; parish[…5,734 acres (23.20 km)], population: 989, ecclesiastical district: 954; village 3 miles south-west of Biggleswade.

Executed Admiral, The Honorable John Byng

An event was held in the village in March 2007 and an eponymous real ale was brewed by B&T Brewery in Shefford to commemorate the execution of Admiral Byng.

Former amenities

The first mention of a post office in the village is in 1850. Southill railway station provided passenger services until 1961 on the now dismantled Bedford-Hitchin line. The village post office closed on 14 October 2008.

Southill, Bedfordshire geography / climate

Southill lies near Biggleswade, 21 miles (34 km) south-west of Cambridge and 40 miles (64 km) north of London. The village centre is 44 metres (144 ft) above sea level. The landscape straddles two National Character Areas (NCA) as designated by Natural England.

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Best Southill, Bedfordshire places to visit

Southill, Bedfordshire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Southill, Bedfordshire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Southill, Bedfordshire’s information audio spots:


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Southill, Bedfordshire has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Southill, Bedfordshire plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Southill, Bedfordshire using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Southill, Bedfordshire plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.