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Coordinates: 52°12′N 0°37′W / 52.2°N 0.61°W / 52.2; -0.61

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
List of places

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 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.[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 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.

Electoral ward[edit]

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.[6]



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Northamptonshire Telegraph
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:05:35 -0700

Born Harrold, Bedfordshire. Next of Kin Dr. R Gibbs, Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. Born 4th July 1882. Clerk by trade. Single man. Enlisted 21st September 1914 at Valcartier Camp, Canada, aged 33 years 1 month. Hegiht 5 feet 5¼ inches, girth 37 ...
Northamptonshire Telegraph
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:10:51 -0700

Son of George & Maria Colburn of 37, Cromwell Road, Rushden Born in Harrold, Bedfordshire and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

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