Coordinates: 52°12′N 0°37′W / 52.2°N 0.61°W
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.
The buttermarket in Harrold has often been an iconic 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 criminals. It is no longer in use.
Two schools exist in the village: Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School.
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.
An early medieval sword mount was unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2006. It is believed the tiny decoration could have adorned the sword belt of a high-ranking Saxon warrior. 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.
Today an electoral ward within the Borough of Bedford, is named after Harrold 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.
The picture of Harrold Buttermarket, before the new roof tiles.
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February 09 Harrold Bedfordshire.
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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 ...
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:20:23 -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 ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:08:38 -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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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:10:59 -0700
The father, from High Street, Harrold, Bedfordshire, denied the charge and also pleads not guilty to failing to discharge his duty as an employer. IT worker Kyle died on Saturday Aug 18 2012 at a warehouse in Newport Pagnell owned by Acctim Ltd. He ...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:14:25 -0700
The father, from High Street, Harrold, Bedfordshire, denied the charge of manslaughter and also pleaded not guilty to failing to discharge his duty as an employer. Kyle died on Saturday Aug 18 2012 at a warehouse in Newport Pagnell owned by Acctim Ltd.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:37:49 -0700
Mr Broadbent is on trial at Luton crown court charged with his son Kyle's manslaughter and the prosecution claim the father was grossly negligent in his safety procedures. The father, from High Street, Harrold, Bedfordshire, denies the charge and also ...
Milton Keynes Citizen
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:33:45 -0700
Roofing contractor Tony Broadbent has gone on trial charged with his son Kyle's manslaughter. The prosecution claim the father was grossly negligent in his safety procedures. Mr Broadbent, 61, from High Street, Harrold, Bedfordshire, denies the charge ...
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