Coordinates: 52°08′26″N 0°30′18″W / 52.14061°N 0.50511°W / 52.14061; -0.50511
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Biddenham Village Sign
Biddenham is located in Bedfordshire
Location within Bedfordshire
Population2,620 [1]
1,634 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceTL024502
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK40
Dialling code01234
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°08′26″N 0°30′18″W / 52.14061°N 0.50511°W / 52.14061; -0.50511

Biddenham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England, located around 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Bedford town centre near the A428 road. It forms part of the wider Bedford urban area.


Biddenham is the location of the Manor Hospital, a BMI Healthcare private hospital. The village also contains St James Church, The Three Tuns pub, and a sports pavilion with a cricket pitch and football pitch (interchangeable depending on the season).

Sometime before 1920, a short 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railway was operated by S.W. Jarvis & Son at the Biddenham Gravel Pit. The line was removed in the 1930s.[3]

Biddenham International School and Sports College is located on Biddenham Turn. It is a state secondary school for Biddenham and the western part of Bedford. The school was originally named John Howard Upper School, but was renamed after a merger with another school in 1988. St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School is also located on Biddenham Turn. The school was formed following the merger of St Joseph's Lower and St Gregory's Middle in September 2017. St. James' Primary School, located on Main Road, is the village's primary school.

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  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Bidenham (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ Warrington, A.J. (February 1968). "Biddenham Gravel Pit, Bedford". Industrial Railway Record. 17. Industrial Railway Society: 192–193.

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