Brogborough

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Brogborough
Brogborough is located in Bedfordshire
Brogborough
Brogborough
Brogborough shown within Bedfordshire
Population 343 [1]
302 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid reference SP965385
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK43
Dialling code 01525
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
BedfordshireCoordinates: 52°02′11″N 0°35′41″W / 52.0365°N 0.5946°W / 52.0365; -0.5946

Brogborough is a village and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England, by junction 13 of the M1 motorway. According to the 2001, census it had a population of 343, reducing to 302 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village is about 8 miles (13 km) east of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.

Brogborough Lake[edit]

Home to the Brogborough Windsurfing Club, the 220-acre (0.89 km2) lake is solely dedicated to Windsurfing and Stand up paddle surfing.

Grand Union Canal branch[edit]

Model of proposed spiral boat lift

There is a proposal to create a new branch of the Grand Union Canal between Milton Keynes and Bedford. The terrain is broadly favourable for most of the route, but Brogborough Hill creates a formidable obstacle.

Options being considered include a tunnel under the hill, or a Falkirk Wheel or the Brogborough Whirl plan to go over it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Brogborough (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brogborough at Wikimedia Commons