Harrowden, Bedfordshire

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The Gate public house in 2008 (subsequently closed; current status not determined)
Harrowden is located in Bedfordshire
Harrowden shown within Bedfordshire
Population 15 
OS grid reference TL068894
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
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
List of places
BedfordshireCoordinates: 52°06′45″N 0°26′31″W / 52.112569°N 0.441993°W / 52.112569; -0.441993

Harrowden is a one-street hamlet in the English county of Bedfordshire. Harrowden is mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086 when it appears as “Herghetone” or “Hergentone”. This comes from the Anglo-Saxon. “hearg-dun”: “hearg” means a place of heathen worship with some form of sacred grove or shrine, while “dun” refers to the slight rise in the ground here. It is in the civil parish of Eastcotts.

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. There is a path at the west side of Harrowden named Bumpy Lane that leads to Abbey Fields. Like Shortstown, Harrowden is in the Eastcotts parish, of the Borough of Bedford.


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