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Harrold is located in Bedfordshire
 Harrold shown within Bedfordshire
Population 1,300 
OS grid reference SP950567
Unitary authority Bedford
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK43 7
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Bedfordshire
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Coordinates: 52°12′N 0°37′W / 52.2°N 0.61°W / 52.2; -0.61

Harrold is a civil parish and electoral ward in the Borough of Bedford within Bedfordshire, England, around nine miles north-west of Bedford. The village is on the north bank of the River Great Ouse, and is the site of an ancient bridge, linking the village with Carlton with Chellington on the south bank. Immediately to the east of the village is Odell. Across the bridge is Carlton.[1]

The buttermarket in Harrold has often been an iconic and controversial image in Harrold, along with the bridge. It also used to be the logo for one of the schools in Harrold. Harrold also has a village lock-up that was used to detain drunks and suspected animals. It is no longer in use.[2]

Two schools exist in the village: Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School.[3]

The Church of St Peter is also located in the village.


Harrold was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a parish within the Hundred of Willey.[4]

An early medieval sword mount was unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2006. It is believed the tiny phallic decoration could have adorned the sword belt of a high-ranking Saxon warrior.[5] There are two public houses in Harrold. The Muntjac and the Oakley Arms.

Paul McCartney reputedly gave the first live performance of Hey Jude in the Oakley Arms in Harrold on 30 June 1968.[6]

Electoral ward[edit]

Today an electoral ward within the Borough of Bedford, is named after Harrold Bishop and contains four civil parishes within its boundaries. Parishes and settlements within the ward, from south to north are Harrold parish, Odell parish, Podington parish including Hinwick and Farndish, and Wymington parish including Little Wymington. Harrold itself is near the southern boundary of its ward which follows some of the River Great Ouse. The ward extends northward from Harrold and fills the northwest corner of Bedfordshire, bordering Northamptonshire.[7]



External links[edit]

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25 news items

Bedfordshire News

Bedfordshire News
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Major Ron Rogers, 97, of Harrold, Bedfordshire, was presented with the Legion d'Honneur by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis at an event at Turvey House on June 6. It came after a decision last year by the French government to mark the ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 11:19:49 -0700

... a basic salary, at least, and keep the furnaces burning and the technological skills within our workforce. It would keep the history, technology and manufacturing of this country alive; we are surely going to need it in the future. Jill White ...

Bedfordshire News

Bedfordshire News
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:14:54 -0700

The Muntjac, Harrold, Bedfordshire - Rating: 4.5/5 (based on 42 reviews). Latest review: Visited here with friends and it's everything that people say it is! Excellent food, superb service, friendly atmosphere. We cannot recommend this restaurant ...
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:31:51 -0700

IPSO_logo_new A campaigner against a proposed solar farm, whose directors include a former senior Johnston Press executive, has had a complaint against one of the publisher's newspapers dismissed by the press regulator. Helen Scott complained to the ...

Bedfordshire News

Bedfordshire News
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:11:07 -0700

Mr Broadbent, 61, from High Street, Harrold, Bedfordshire denies the charge and also pleads not guilty to failing to discharge his duty as an employer. Kyle was 25 when he died on August 18 2012 at a warehouse in Newport Pagnell owned by Acctim Ltd. He ...

Bedfordshire News

Bedfordshire News
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:11:15 -0700

Seventeen –year-old Sharnbrook College student Lucy Tonge from Harrold, Bedfordshire will feature on this evening's broadcast. Within weeks of having the swine flu vaccination Lucy started falling asleep in class, in the middle of conversations, as she ...

BBC News

BBC News
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 -0700

No retrial will be sought of a man who was accused of neglecting his son in a roofing accident, prosecutors said. Tony Broadbent, 61, from Harrold, Bedfordshire, was was cleared of manslaughter at Luton Crown Court earlier this month after son Kyle, 25 ...


Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:31:29 -0800

He even lost a job once when he went to an away game without permission,” says Tony, from Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father and son were in Germany to watch Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League Final in May 2012. They both ...

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