Parish church of St Mary
 Bletsoe shown within Bedfordshire
Population 281 [1]
260 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceTL025585
Unitary authorityBedford
Ceremonial countyBedfordshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK44
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK ParliamentNorth East Bedfordshire
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Coordinates: 52°12′47″N 0°30′19″W / 52.2130°N 0.5052°W / 52.2130; -0.5052

Bletsoe is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It is on the A6, and about eight miles north of Bedford. The village has a small park, the former site of Bletsoe Castle and a church. Nearby places are Sharnbrook, Milton Ernest, Riseley, Thurleigh, Odell, Souldrop, and Swineshead. The nearest town to Bletsoe is Rushden, over the border in Northamptonshire.

The small hamlet of Bourne End borders Bletsoe and is part of the civil parish.

Bletsoe Castle was the birthplace of Margaret Beaufort. She was the mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII.


  1. "Neighbourhood Statistics - Bletsoe (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  2. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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