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The Parish Church of St Guthlac, Astwick. - - 95424.jpg
St Guthlac's parish church
Grid reference: TL215385
Location: 52°1’55"N, 0°13’55"W
Population: 24
Post town: Hitchin
Postcode: SG5
Dialling code: 01462
Local Government
Council: Central Bedfordshire

Astwick is a village and parish in the Biggleswade Hundred of Bedfordshire. At the 2011 Census the population of the village was included in the civil parish of Stotfold.


It is located on the River Ivel, just to the north of Stotfold. Hinxworth, in neighbouring Hertfordshire, is also nearby. The Great North Road passes just to the east of the village. The A1 was improved around 1958, began in 1957, known as the Edworth to Astwick Turn scheme. It is the first non-motorway section of dual-carriageway north of the Baldock motorway bypass.


Astwick was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.

The village has one church, the Parish Church of St Guthlac, one of only two churches in England dedicated to this saint. Another notable building is the moated Astwick Bury, which dates from around 1700 and is Grade-II listed.[1][2]


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