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Location: Bedfordshire (Beds), England, United Kingdom.

Population: 37,000

Located in the county of Beds, the market town of Leighton Buzzard is close to the border between Bucks and Bedfordshire, on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, it has a resident population of about 37,000 and a story harping back to the days of the Romans, at which time the early A5 (then known as Watling Street) passed the town. Today Leighton Buzzard is more or less connected to the nearby town of Linslade it is roughly halfway between Milton Keynes and Luton, it stands next to the Chiltern Hills and has a substantial quarrying industry (sand).

Leighton Buzzard History: It's considered that there were settlements in and near to what is now named Leighton Buzzard long ago in prehistoric times, ancient relics and coins discovered near by give evidence of this. The old Watling Street (made by the Romans), now known as the A5, passed through the nearby settlements of Hockliffe and Dunstable approximately two thousand yrs ago, and the Romans should have at the very least been aware of the village at that time.

The Anglo-Saxons followed after the Romans, and it was the Anglo-Saxons who developed a market sometime in the 10th Century, and antiquities unearthed suggest that they were residing in the area in all likelihood since the 6th Century. The village existing at this time is not mentioned until 906 when the Danes made a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the 1086 Domesday Book documented Leighton Manor.

The parish of Leighton Buzzard, over time, incorporated a significantly greater area than simply the town itself, and consisted of the hamlets of Eggington, Heath & Reach, Billington and Stanbridge. The "Leighton" in the name of the town appears to derived from the old English meaning "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" piece did not get added until the twelfth century when the Dean of Lincoln was required to distinguish it from another "Leighton" which was within his diocese. The Manors of Leighton were leased to an assortment of tenants over the years, such as the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who assisted Charles I during the Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainThe town carried on expanding over the succeeding generations and the arrival of a railway line and a canal during the Nineteenth Century saw the town develop and grow. Modern day Leighton Buzzard can be termed a growing market town which has seen improved development in the past few years.

Leighton Buzzard Places of Interest: The All Saints Church begun in 1277, and its one hundred and ninety foot spire, the widely known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway line which extends for roughly four mls from the station at Pages Park, to 2 now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the railway uses renovated steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a park occupying forty acres at nearby Heath and Reach with picnic area, woodland walks and a lake.

Also: Totternhoe Knolls, C2 Gallery, Pitstone Green Museum, Rushmere Park, Dunstable Leisure Centre, Dropshort Marsh, Leighton Lady Cruises, Mead Open Farm, Pitstone Windmill, Ouzel Meadows, Woburn Abbey, Toddington Manor Gardens, Leighton Linslade Virtual Museum, Aspley Woods, Lancot Meadow, Great Adventure Game.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Orchard Drive, Adaern Close, Mill Road, Adams Bottom, Plantation Road, Delamere Gardens, Springfield Road, Grovebury Place Estate, Melfort Drive, Lathwell Way, Corbet Ride, Steppingstone Place, Tindall Avenue, Plum Tree Lane, North Star Drive, Calder Gardens, Fyne Drive, Hornbeam Close, Craddocks Drive, Garden Hedge, The Wood, Oakley Green, Ullswater Drive, Acacia Close, Sandy Lane, Russell Way, Basildon Court, Shenley Close, Rannock Gardens, Southcott Village, Firbank Way, Old Road, Bossard Court, Lywood Road, Dingle Dell, Ashwell Street, Cygnus Drive, Eriboll Close, Elliot Way, Old Linslade Road, Hercules Close, Billington Court, The Paddocks, Rosebery Avenue, Church Street, Bassett Road, Clarence Road, Pegasus Road, Malvern Drive, White House Court, Apple Tree Close.

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The above facts may also be useful for adjacent villages and parishes including: Stoke Hammond, Grove, Briggington, Clipstone, Mentmore, Billington, Wingfield, Tebworth, Toddington, Wing, Linslade, Eaton Bray, Soulbury, Cheddington, Hockliffe, Stewkley, Horton, Great Brickhill, Battlesden, Little Billington, Heath and Reach, Luton, Stanbridge, Milton Bryant, Houghton Regis, Burcott, Wingrave, Dunstable, Little Brickhill, Eggington, Slapton, Bragenham. Map - Weather