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Renhold is a village and civil parish located on the River Ouse, in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. The parish church is situated some 4 miles (6.5 km) east-north-east of Bedford town centre. Bedfordshire County Council estimated the population of Renhold to be 1,800 in 2005, and forecast an increase to 2,320 by 2010.

Renhold is located in Bedfordshire
Renhold shown within Bedfordshire
Population1,800 (2005 estimate)
2,451 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL089325
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK41
Dialling code01234
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
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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

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

The parish is home to Renhold Chapel, 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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