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Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire


Sharnbrook today is a large village, with a range of shops, primary and secondary schools and large areas of relatively recent housing, less than nine miles north of Bedford.  It lies between 50m and 60m OD on Oxford Clay.  The village today is a nucleated settlement mainly arranged as a double row along the NW-SE oriented High Street which runs parallel with the Sharn Brook to the north. The parish church lies c. 200m south of the High Street within a large churchyard, while c. 0.5 km west of the church are the oval banked and ditched remains of a probable medieval moated site (Beds HER 994).

Local Information Websites

Sharnbrook Local History Society

Sharnbrook Village Website

British History Online

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The full report from all the Shanrbrook test pitting can be found here


Test Pit Pottery Distribution Map 2007-2012