Studham

Studham

Studham is a village in the county of Bedfordshire. The parish bounds to the south the Buckinghamshire border, and to the east is the Hertfordshire border. The village lies in the wooded south facing rolls of the Chiltern Hills.

In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Estodham. Studham's church celebrated its millennium in 1997.

The ancient parish of Studham straddled the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border. In 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894, the parish was partitioned into two parts, one on each side of the county border. They were re-united as a single parish, in Bedfordshire, in 1897.

The village currently has two pubs, the older of which, The Bell, dates till before the English Civil War. In the early 20th century, work to make safe the old well in the pub garden revealed discarded or hidden civil war weapons.

The village still retains substantial common land that was not lost as a result of the Inclosure Acts. Studham Common was the site of the " Blue Man" extraterrestrial sighting incident in 1967.

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