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Bodenham gravel pits - - 527422.jpg
Bodenham lake and church
Bodenham is located in Herefordshire
Bodenham shown within Herefordshire
Population 998 
OS grid reference SO544506
Civil parish
  • Bodenham
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HR1
Dialling code 01568
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°09′27″N 2°41′30″W / 52.15745°N 2.6916817°W / 52.15745; -2.6916817Coordinates: 52°09′27″N 2°41′30″W / 52.15745°N 2.6916817°W / 52.15745; -2.6916817

Bodenham is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, situated on a bend in the River Lugg, about seven miles south of Leominster. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,024, reducing to 998 at the 2011 census.[1] The village is mentioned twice in the Domesday Book and is descried as having a mill, 34 households. It was lorded over by Osbern son of Richard and Edwy in 1066 and Osbern son of Richard and Herbert in 1086.[2][3] Bodenham contains a church (St Michaels and All Angels Church)[4] a pub and inn(The Englands Gate) [5] and a School (St Michael's CofE Primary School Bodenham)[6]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Open domesday". Opendomesday.ord. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Domesday Book. National Archives, Kew, United Kingdom. 1086. p. Herefordshire, page 11. 
  4. ^ "Bodenham Parish". Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Englands Gate". Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "St Michael's". Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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