Parish church of St Mary
Potsgrove is located in Bedfordshire
Location within Bedfordshire
Population44 (2001)
Civil parish
  • Potsgrove
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtMK17
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°57′00″N 0°37′00″W / 51.95°N 0.616667°W / 51.95; -0.616667

Potsgrove is a small village and civil parish located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. The parish includes the hamlet of Sheep Lane.

The first reference to the village appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. The village is first recorded as "Potesgraue".[1] Later references record the village as "Pottesgrove", which is still used in the name of the local ecclesiastical parish.[2]

Manor Farm in Potsgrove for many years was run by the G Hunter and son. The farm organisation had a successful syndicate shoot for many years also included a dairy milk herd along with beef stock.[citation needed]

Woburn Abbey owned land in Potsgrove.[3]

The village held an annual clay shoot which included team guns vs. beaters, plus an open free-to-all shoot off at the end of the day[citation needed]

Prominent local families included the McClurg's who lived at the old school house and worked at manor farm for many years (1970-2013), and the Hodges, Bentley's and Grahams.[citation needed]

Potsgrove had its own school until the early 1900s, along with a pub called the Sow and Pigs.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Parish of Potsgrove". Bedfordshire.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Guide to Bedfordshire parishes". Bedfordshire.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. ^ In 1473; second entry in http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT2/E4/CP40no847/bCP40no847dorses/IMG_1461.htm

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