Harrowden, Bedfordshire

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Coordinates: 52°06′46″N 0°26′20″W / 52.1127°N 0.4388°W / 52.1127; -0.4388

Harrowden is located in Bedfordshire
 Harrowden shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid reference TL068894
Civil parish Eastcotts
Unitary authority Bedford
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK42
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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Harrowden is a one-street hamlet in the English county of Bedfordshire. The street runs from east to west parallel and to the south of the A421 Bedford Southern Bypass, and 200 metres to the north of the village of Shortstown. Like Shortstown, Harrowden is in the Eastcotts parish, of the Borough of Bedford.


  • John Bunyan, the noted Christian writer, was born in Harrowden.
  • The name of the hamlet comes from the Old English Hearg-dūn, meaning "Temple Hill".

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