The village of Silsoe is in the county of Bedfordshire situated midway between Bedford and Luton on the A6 and between Ampthill and Shefford on the A507.
Silsoe is classed as a large village with 823 dwellings dating from the 16th century to the present day with a population of 1729 persons. The centre of the village with its narrow High Street is dominated by the sandstone church of St James The Great. Park Avenue, the driveway past the Church leads into Wrest Park with an impressive tree lined route to Wrest Park House, at its end. The mansion built between 1834-9, its gardens, a large area of park and farmland and historic sections of the village were designated a Conservation Area in 2005