- a county in central England. 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km).
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Still it is one of the most beautiful spots in Bedfordshire.Browning's England
Helen Archibald Clarke
The son of a London tradesman, he had inherited an estate in Bedfordshire.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
And they are going down into Bedfordshire, of all places, to be shut up for a month!
Fuller, under "Bedfordshire," gives some further particulars.
And he again insisted that 'Arnold had other lands in Bedfordshire'.
- a county of S central England, administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the south: the geographical county includes Luton, which became a separate unitary authority in 1997. Area (excluding Luton): 1192 sq km (460 sq miles)Abbreviation: Beds
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