Campton church
Campton is located in Bedfordshire
Location within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL0523
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSG17
Dialling code01462
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°01′44″N 0°21′29″W / 52.029°N 0.358°W / 52.029; -0.358

Campton is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Campton and Chicksands, in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. It is about 9 miles (14 km) south of Bedford, and is about 9 miles (14 km) north-west from Letchworth and sits on a tributary of the River Ivel.[1] It is just to the west of Shefford. The 13th century Church of All Saints is in the centre of the village.[2] In 1961 the parish had a population of 358.[3]


Campton is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The entry reads: Chambeltone: Ralph de Lanquetot from Walter Giffard; Fulbert from Willian d'Eu; Thurstan.[4] The name Campton is derived from a British stream name similar to the name Camel in Cornwall.[5]

On 1 April 1985 the parish was abolished and merged with Chicksands to form "Campton & Chicksands".[6]


Campton is in the Mid Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency and since the 2023 Mid Bedfordshire by-election the elected member is Alistair Strathern of the Labour Party.


  1. ^ "Campton & Chicksands - Home Page". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (1113722)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Population statistics Campton AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 30 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Campton Domesday Book". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  5. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 84–85. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  6. ^ "Biggleswade Registration District". UKBMD. Retrieved 30 January 2023.

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