Felmersham

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Coordinates: 52°13′00″N 0°33′00″W / 52.2166°N 0.55°W / 52.2166; -0.55

Felmersham
St Mary's Church, Felmersham
St Mary's Church, Felmersham
Felmersham is located in Bedfordshire
Felmersham
Felmersham
 Felmersham shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid reference SP990495
Unitary authority Bedford
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK43
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Bedfordshire
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Felmersham is a village and civil parish in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, on the River Great Ouse, about 7 miles (11 km) north west of Bedford. As a civil parish, it includes the hamlet of Radwell, and is sometimes known as Felmersham and Radwell, and has a population of about 800, and is circumscribed by the Great Ouse on the north, east and south. Other nearby places are Sharnbrook, Odell, Pavenham and Milton Ernest. Felmersham with Radwell was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a parish within the Hundred of Willey.[1] John de Burnham, later Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, was parish priest here in the 1330s.

The Church of St Mary is located in the village.

The village gave its name to HMS Felmersham, a Ham class minesweeper.

Felmersham has no shop or Post Office but does have one public house, The Sun. Two previous pubs closed in the 1990s; The Plough in 1991 and The Six Ringers in 1995.

Felmersham supports a lower school, Pinchmill Lower School, which was opened in 1974, taking its name from the Pinchmill Islands in Sharnbrook. The school caters for children aged 5–9. After leaving, children attend Lincroft Middle School in Oakley, or Harrold Priory Middle School in Harrold.

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