Stagsden

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Stagsden
Stagsden is located in Bedfordshire
Stagsden
Stagsden
 Stagsden shown within Bedfordshire
Population 354 [1]
OS grid reference SP981489
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 Mid Bedfordshire
List of places
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Coordinates: 52°07′47″N 0°33′58″W / 52.129719°N 0.565973°W / 52.129719; -0.565973

Stagsden is a small but historic village and civil parish located in northwest Bedfordshire, near the Buckinghamshire border. Situated on the main route between nearby Bedford and Milton Keynes, the village was bypassed by the A422 in April 1992, to allow the increasing amount of traffic to avoid the 30&mph speed limit in Stagsden.

The village has at its centre St. Leonard's Church, where High Street, Bedford Road and Church Lane all meet. Toward the western end of the village, along High Street, is the Royal George pub and the Village Hall (formerly the primary school). The village's history is well preserved, and several millennium projects centred around such preservation for future generations.

In 2000, Stagsden acquired two new additions to village life. A Millennium bench was put in place at the corner of Bedford Road and the High Street, and Bedfordshire Golf Club opened its newly built course on the hillside facing the village, on the other side of the A422.

A latecomer to the 21st century is the village sign, next to the church, which is a quintessentially rural affair[according to whom?] and is rather splendid[according to whom?].

For electoral purposes the village is part of Turvey ward and is represented on Bedford Borough Council by Mark Smith, elected in May 2007.

Half a mile east of Stagsden and inside the parish boundary is Hanger Wood, an ancient woodland and Site of Special Scientific Interest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Stagsden (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Description and Reasons for Notification of Hanger Wood". Natural England. September 1988. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.