House Prices in Bedford

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England. It had a population of 107,590 in 2011 together with Kempston but the urban area has a population of about 122,943.Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse, and is thought to have been the burial place of Offa of Mercia. Bedford Castle was built by Henry I, although it was destroyed in 1224. Bedford was granted borough status in 1165 and has been represented in Parliament since 1265.

Valuations in Bedford

The most expensive recorded transaction in Bedford was £18,255,733 on 15 May 2014. The most recent recorded sale in Bedford was £310,000 on 26 August 2016. Properties in Bedford have an average price of £384,789 over the last 3 years.

Average property price


-6% since 2018
-50% since 2017

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Bedford

Bedford has 142 schools with capacities ranging from 102 to 1250. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Other Independent School, Foundation School, Community School, Voluntary Aided School, Voluntary Controlled School, LA Nursery School, Community Special School, Foundation Special School, Further Education, Playing for Success Centres, Pupil Referral Unit, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Bedford (by capacity)

  • Bedford Modern School

    A Mixed Other Independent School for pupils aged 7 to 19 years. The school enrols 1250 students.

  • Mark Rutherford Upper School and Community College


    Pupils aged 13 to 18 attend this Mixed Foundation School. The school enrols 1217 students.

  • Bedford School

    A Boys Other Independent School for pupils aged 7 to 16 years. The school enrols 1200 students.

  • Dame Alice Harpur School

    It's a Girls Other Independent School for children aged 7 to 16. The schools has a capacity of 1024 pupils.

  • Biddenham Upper School and Sports College


    A Mixed Community School for pupils 13 to 18 years. The schools has a capacity of 955 pupils.

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