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Elstow Town Information

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One of Bedfordshire’s most picturesque villages, Elstow has a number of timbered cottages dating to the 13th century while the 15th century Moot Hall contains an exhibition of the life of the nonconformist John Bunyan. He was born within the parish at Harrowden in 1628. Bunyan lived in Elstow for a time before moving to Bedford in 1655. He was christened here in the Church of St Helena and St Mary and members of his family are buried in the churchyard. At the rear of the church are the remains of a nunnery founded by the sister of William the Conqueror.