The Grren, Harrold


Harrold Bridge over The River Great Ouse

Cottages on The Green

Welcome to Harrold

....and to our newly re-developed web-site launched in 2013

The village of Harrold is about 60 miles north of London in the county of Bedfordshire. It is nine miles north west of the county town of Bedford and is about 15 miles from both Northampton and Milton Keynes. Its population is around 1,500, and expanding.

Harrold is a riverside village with an ancient bridge over the River Great Ouse. It has a long rich history with archaeological finds dating back 4,500 years. It has a wealth of architectural features, a range of amenities and services, excellent schools and a popular Country Park with interesting wildlife and picturesque walks.

The bridge is the focal point of three parishes, with Carlton and Chellington a short stroll across the ancient causeway and the attractive village of Odell a pleasant walk across the Country Park. These villages together make an exciting community in which to live and to visit.




Former Harrold Man in Ebola Mission to Sierra Leone.Christian in protective gear
Lt. Colonel Christian Ardley
, who grew up in Harrold and is now a consultant surgeon in the army, and one of the leading figures in the British Ebola Mission. He has agreed to send us regular updates where possible

Christian,in the centre of the picture with colleagues


Ebola mission to Sierra Leone

The above pictures tell the early story of this mission. They arrived in October and were soon confronted with the horrors of the epidemic.













Harrold News Headlines

Harrold Named in the Top 10o Places to Live in Britain !
(Sunday Times 17th March 2013) - read all about it!



Forthcoming Events


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The web-site of the village of Harrold