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Great Barford, Bedford

Great Barford is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, a few miles north-east of Bedford. It lies on the River Great Ouse at grid reference TL129523. It is twinned with W├Âllstein, Germany. The village is bypassed by the busy A421 road on the way between Bedford and St Neots in Cambridgeshire, the bypass opening on 24 August 2006. The village is known for its All Saints Church, with a 15th-century tower, and its similarly ancient bridge.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1252
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01234
Population1,930
 

Other names by which Great Barford, Bedford has been known in the past

Barford ~ Barford Bridge ~ Barford Great

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

Barford, Great, par., in NE. of co. and 6 miles NE. of Bedford, on river Ouse, 2830 ac., pop. 788.

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