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Renhold, Bedford

Renhold is a village and civil parish located on the river Ouse, in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. It is just to the north of Bedford. Bedford County Council estimated the population as 1,800 as at 2005, and forecasts an increase to 2,320 by 2010. Renhold consists of several hamlets ("Ends" in local parlance) including Salph End, Church End, Lane End, Top End, Green End, and Water End.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0852
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 code01234
Population1,800 (2005 estimate)

Renhold, Bedford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Renhold, par. and vil., in co. and 3½ miles NE. of Bedford, 2165 ac., pop. 516; P.O.

Renhold, Bedford in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

RENHOLD (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Barford, union and county of Bedford, 3¾ miles (N. E.) from Bedford; containing 468 inhabitants. It is intersected by a tributary of the river Ouse, and comprises 2174 acres, of which 84 are common or waste land; the soil is in some parts gravel, but in the greater portion a strong clay, and the surface is rather hilly. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 3. 4., and in the gift of J. T. Dawson, Esq.: the great tithes have been commuted for £428. 10., and the vicarial for £125; the impropriate glebe comprises 16 acres, and the vicarial one acre. William Belcher, in 1723, gave £600 for the support of a school; the annual income is about £20. In the neighbourhood are several ancient mounds called the Amphitheatre.

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