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Renhold is located in Bedfordshire
Renhold shown within Bedfordshire
Population 1,800 (2005 estimate)
2,451 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL089325
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK41
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°09′50″N 0°24′26″W / 52.1640°N 0.4072°W / 52.1640; -0.4072Coordinates: 52°09′50″N 0°24′26″W / 52.1640°N 0.4072°W / 52.1640; -0.4072

Renhold is a village and civil parish located on the River Ouse, in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. It is just to the north of Bedford. Bedfordshire County Council estimated the population as 1,800 as at 2005, and forecasted an increase to 2,320 by 2010.

Renhold consists of several hamlets ("Ends" in local parlance) including Salph End, Church End, Lane End, Top End, Green End, and Water End. In the 2000s, two new housing estates have been constructed on the southern boundary of the Renhold parish. The Spires and the "Cranbourne Gardens" estates have been established off Norse Road in Bedford, with vehicular access from the Goldington area of the town. Yet the new estates remain part Renhold village for electoral purposes.

The parish is home to Renhold Chapel, Green End, All Saints Church at Church End and the ruins of Renhold Castle. There is a country house called Howbury Hall in the southern part of the parish. It was rebuilt in 1849, and remains a private home.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 

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