Maulden – a village in Central Bedfordshire


This is the home page for a site about the village of Maulden, Bedfordshire.

Maulden residents maintain this site as way to bring together the various threads of life in the village: social, business, safety, environmental and historical. The site is maintained by volunteers, and relies on submissions and support from donors, subscribers and affiliates in the village and immediate area.

It is open to anyone in the village to submit information, topics, posts and news.

On this site we also encourage submission of photos and documents of general interest, and we aim to show people as many of the positive things about living in Maulden as we can.

Maulden facts

Maulden is a small village and civil parish located in the county of Bedfordshire, in the administrative area of Central Bedfordshire, in the newly created Maulden & Houghton Conquest Ward. An active Parish Council meets regularly.

The village is located 1.5 miles east of Ampthill and about 8 miles (13km) south of Bedford.

The village is ancient, and it is referred to in the Domesday Book as Meldone and the meanings ascribed to the various versions of the name include “cross on the hill”, “high down” and “place of meeting”. There are extensive mentions of it in national, county and local records going back to the 11th century.

Maulden Demographics

Central Bedfordshire Council publishes up to date information on the population of the area regularly.

The most recent report in 2015 reported that the village had 3,130 people living in 1,370 houses – but that was based on the 2011 Census before some new developments were completed.

The village is growing, and there have been small recent areas of development in and around the village.

Maulden Media

For “normal news” there is a local paper Times & Citizen.

The Bedfordshire on Sunday paper was closed by its owner Trinity Mirror in September 2017. This final editorial was published a week before closing.

There are some smaller local and online papers and magazines as well

Maulden Social Media

For more news, the village has a social media presence on various platforms

Our Neighbours

Ampthill has a great web presence at 
Clophill has The Clophill Grapevine Facebook group with 1000+ members

Contact Us

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