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Old Warden, Central Bedfordshire

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Old Warden, Central Bedfordshire

Old Warden is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, just west of the town of Biggleswade. It has a population of 275. The village grew up under the protection of the Cistercian Wardon or Warden Abbey nearby. The village is noted for being the home of the Shuttleworth Trust, an organisation committed to the preservation of transport artefacts — primarily bicycles, motor cars, and aeroplanes — produced in the early part of the 20th century.
Post townBiggleswade
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1343
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 code01767
Population275 (2001)

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

Warden ~ Wardon

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

Warden.-- (or Old Warden), par. and vil., Bedfordshire - par., 3330 ac., pop. 498; vil., 3½ miles N. of Shefford; P.O., called Old Warden; in vicinity is Warden House, seat.

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