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The Bell Inn, High Street
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OS grid referenceTL0903
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWD5
Dialling code01923
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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Bedmond is a village in the Three Rivers district of the English ceremonial county of Hertfordshire. It is located around one mile (1.6 km) north of the larger village of Abbots Langley. Bedmond belongs to the civil parish of Abbots Langley[citation needed] and at the time of the 2011 Census, its population was included in Abbots Langley's population figures.

Bedmond is the birthplace of Nicholas Breakspear, later Pope Adrian IV, the only Englishman to ever be Pope, who is believed to have been born at Breakspear Farm c. 1100. The site where his home stood is marked by a plaque.[1][lower-alpha 1]

The Church of The Ascension in Bedmond.

The Anglican Church of The Ascension in Bedmond is a rare example of a surviving "tin tabernacle", a pre-fabricated church building made from corrugated galvanised iron and one of only a few remaining in use for worship in the country. It was built in 1880 for the cost of £80, which was donated by the wife of the squire.[2] It became a Grade II listed building in 1978.[3]


  1. The plaque to Nicholas Breakspear sits at the south end of a roadside island on Bedmond Road approximately 100 metres (330 ft) south of its junction with East Lane. (51°43′07″N 0°24′40″W / 51.718596°N 0.411067°W / 51.718596; -0.411067 (Breakspear plaque))[citation needed]
  1. Welch, Jon (12 March 2013). "Nicholas Breakspear: The only English Pope". BBC News Online. BBC. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. Pearce, Ian (25 February 2011). "Visiting Bedmond's 'Tin Church'". BBC News. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  3. "Church of the Ascension - A Grade II Listed Building in Bedmond, Hertfordshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 19 December 2017.

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