Whipsnade, a parish in the hund, of Manshead, union of Luton, county of Bedford; 3 miles south by west of Dunstable. Living, a discharged rectory, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £7 13s. 4d., returned at £125 18s. 6d.; gross income £157. Patron, the Lord-chancellor. Acres 1,350. Houses 37. A. P. £915. Pop., in 1801, 140; in 1831, 240. Poor rates, in 1838, £135.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
Whipsnade, 2½ m. S.W. Dunstable. P. 211
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.