The following maps are only a selection of those held at Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service. The maps below show Colesden at the beginning and the end of the 19th century. The first is the inclosure map for Roxton of 1813 [MA44]. The picture it shows in terms of settlement is very similar to the two Ordnance Survey 25 inches to the mile maps of 1884 below it.
To see a larger version, please click on the appropriate map.
Colesden Inclosure Map of 1813 [MA44]
Colesden east of Bell Farm in 1884
Colesden west of Bell Farm in 1884