Welcome to the Harrold Online

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.

In a Sunday Times survey in 2013 Harrold was selected as “One of 100 Best Places to Live in Britain”.

A History of Harrold

Harrolds’ history dates as far back as the Domesday Book. Check out the history section to find out how Harrold has changed through the years.

The aim of this site is to provide villagers and visitors with clear and current information about the village of Harrold and the surrounding area. If you’d like to give us any feedback or suggest information to be included on the site please contact us.

Please use the diary to find out what’s going on in the village and use the ‘Useful Links’ to access related Harrold sites such as the Harrold Facebook Noticeboard and the Harrold Parish Council.

For a photographic tour of the village see below.

Latest News & Articles

Can anyone help? A message from David Madeley

I am a an ex-pat (now Canadian) living in Ottawa Canada. I collect British postmarks and recently obtained a postcard posted in Harrold on June 02, 1906.   Do you have any information on the Post Office in 1906?  A copy of a photograph would also be helpful. Email us...

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Formerly of Olney and Harrold, died peacefully in Milton Court Care Home, Milton Keynes on 25th January 2018, aged 81. Funeral Service at St Peter & St Paul Church, Church Street, Olney MK46 4AD on Thursday 8th February at 2:30pm followed by a private...

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