Bedfordshire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Bedfordshire that you may find useful.
- Bedfordshire books:Maps
- Bedfordshire books:History & Heritage
- Bedfordshire books:Art & Culture
- Bedfordshire books:Walking and Tours
- Bedfordshire books:General Interest
Bedfordshire books: Maps
This A-Z map of Bedfordshire is a full colour, spiral bound county atlas featuring 154 pages of continuous street mapping covering all major towns and villages within Bedfordshire, extending to include Luton and Luton Airport.
Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed are also featured on the mapping.
In addition, there are large scale town centre maps of Bedford and Luton and 4 pages of road mapping covering the atlas area.
The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names. There is a separate list of hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.
Publication: 31 Oct 2011 [Paperback]
This fully revised street atlas of Bedfordshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, and show postcode boundaries. Other information on the maps includes car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.
Publication: Spiral-bound -5 Jan 2009
Bedfordshire books: History & Heritage
Bedfordshire is a rural county, rich in treasures from the past. Many are well known- the Georgian splendour of Woburn and the Elizabethan manor at Campton are two. But there is also an abundance of smaller places which lie almost unnoticed where curiosities of history and folklore wait only for the observer to discover them and the story they tell. Dennis Bidwell seeks and finds the unusual. In Discovering Bedfordshire's Past he invites the reader to step quietly into history, down country roads and lanes, to the villages and small market towns, where ancient dwellings reveal the lives and deeds of a bygone age. Discover a lonely barn on a wartime airfield where secret agents were briefed before their hazardous flights. See the towering church steeple from where a man fell, and lived to tell the tale. Or, perhaps, relax by the Great Ouse which once brought Viking long ships into the heart of our county, There is plenty to see in Bedfordshire and many tales to be gleaned of places which conjure up a vision of generations long past from Tudor gentry to Victorian tycoons. Whether you are out and about, or in the comfortable armchair, this book is the perfect companion.
Publication: October 2001 [Paperback]
Bedfordshire books: Art & Culture
The varied architecture of this east Midland area ranges from the Norman glory of Peterborough cathedral and notable Early English churches to many fine Elizabethan and Jacobean mansions. The finest of these is Houghton House but the most spectacular is Burghley, of palatial proportions in a perfect landscape setting by Capability Brown. Southill and Woburn Abbey display the range and excellence of Georgian houses and landscaped gardens while Wrest Park and Luton Hoo look back to eighteenth-century French architecture from opposite ends of the nineteenth-century. More recently, Whipsnade Zoo exemplifies fine work of the 1930s by Berthold Lubetkin.
Publication: 1 Jan 1968 [Hardcover]
Bedfordshire books: Walking and Tours
Both counties tend to be underrated by walkers, often overlooked in favour of the delights of the Thames Valley or the hillier Chiltern country of Buckinghamshire. But they do possess much fine walking country, with a diversity of terrain, gentle hilly regions, lots of pleasant woodland, attractive riverside landscapes and an impressive collection of pretty villages. There are a large number of country parks, especially in Bedfordshire, which make excellent starting points for walks in the local countryside, linking up with the public footpath network. Both Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire have an extensive network of well-maintained rights of way and a large number of well-waymarked recreational footpaths. Routes include explorations along the Greensand Ridge Walk, the Icknield Way Path, the Ouse Valley Way, the Lea Valley Walk, as well as the Grand Union Canal Walk, the Bunyan Trail and a part of the Chiltern way.
Publication: 1 May 2008
A collection of walks exploring the history of the three counties. The guide includes routes at Woburn, Dunstable and Bromham in Bedfordshire; Taplow, Claydon and West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire; and Knebworth, St Albans and Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.
Publication: June 15, 2004
Bedfordshire books: General Interest
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