Facts about Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire was historically divided into nine hundred; Barford, Biggleswade, Clifton, Flitt, Manshead, Redbornestoke, Stodden, Willey, Wixamtree, along with the liberty and borough of Bedford. There have been several changes to the county boundary; for example, in 1897 Kensworth and part of Caddington were transferred from Hertfordshire to Bedfordshire.
Most of Bedfordshire’s rocks are clays and sandstones from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with some limestone. Local clay has been used for the brick-making of Fletton style bricks in the Marston Vale. Glacial erosion of chalk has left the hard flint nodules deposited as gravel—this has been commercially extracted in the past at pits which are now lakes, at Priory Country Park, Wyboston and Felmersham. The Greensand Ridge is an escarpment across the county from near Leighton Buzzard to near Gamlingay in Cambridgeshire.
Bedfordshire is a county in the East of England. It is a ceremonial county and a historic county, covered by three unitary authorities; Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton. Bedfordshire is bordered by Cambridgeshire to the east and northeast.
Northamptonshire to the north and Buckinghamshire to the west. Finally, Hertfordshire to the southeast and south. It is the fourteenth most densely populated county of England, with over half the population of the county living in the two largest built-up areas: Luton, and the county town, Bedford. The highest elevation point is 243 metres on Dunstable Downs in the Chilterns.