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Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire

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Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire

Ridgmont is a small village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It is located beside junction 13 of the M1 motorway, and close to Milton Keynes and Woburn Abbey. The 2001 census states the total population to be 418. The parish is first mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086, by its original name of Segenhoe, which was approximately 500m south east from where the village now lies. In 1227 the name Rugemund was first recorded, taken from the French 'rouge mont' which means red hill.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridSP9736
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01525
Population418 (2001)

Other names by which Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire has been known in the past

Ridgemont ~ Rugemound

Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ridgmont.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 9 miles SW. of Bedford, 2248 ac., pop. 746; P.O.

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