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

Population: 37,000

Found in the county of Beds in the East of England, the tranquil town of Leighton Buzzard sits near to the county boundary betwixt Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, Leighton Buzzard has a populace close to 37,000 and a historical past extending back to the times of the Romans, at which time the Roman built A5 (then known as Watling Street) passed by the town. Nowadays Leighton Buzzard is coupled with the neighbouring town of Linslade and is approximately mid-way between Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) and Luton (Beds), it is situated near the Chilterns and has an important quarrying industry (sand).

Leighton Buzzard History: It is believed that there existed settlements in or around what is now known as Leighton Buzzard harping back to unrecorded times, age-old relics and coins discovered in the area show evidence of this fact. The old Watling Street (built by the Romans), now called the A5, passed through neighbouring Dunstable and Hockliffe around about two thousand years ago, and the Romans would have at least been aware of Leighton Buzzard at that time.

The Romans were in turn followed by the Anglo-Saxons, and it was them who developed the market place sometime in the 10th Century, and artifacts picked up show that they were settling the neighbourhood in all likelihood since the 6th Century. The village existing at that time isn't mentioned until 906 at which time the Danes signed a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the Domesday Book documented Leighton Manor.

The ecclesiastical parish of Leighton Buzzard, historically, covered a considerably larger area than just the town alone, and included the settlements of Stanbridge, Heath & Reach, Eggington and BIllington. The "Leighton" in the name seems to come from the old English for "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" element was not put on till the twelfth century at which time the Dean of Lincoln had to differentiate it from another "Leighton" that existed within his diocese. The Manors of Leighton would be let to several tenants through the eras, for example the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who helped Charles I during the Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainThe town grew even larger throughout the succeeding years and the arrival of a railway line and a canal in the 19th Century saw it develop and evolve. Today's Leighton Buzzard can be termed a prospering market town that's seen increased development in modern times.

Leighton Buzzard Attractions: All Saints Church first built in 1277, along with its one hundred and ninety foot high spire, the well known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway which goes for around 4 miles from the station at Pages Park, to 2 now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the railway uses refurbished steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a park covering forty acres at nearby Heath and Reach with a lake, woodland walks and a picnic area.

Also: Ascott House, Dunstable Leisure Centre, Rushmere Park, Pitstone Green Museum, Dropshort Marsh, Ford End Watermill, Mead Open Farm, Grebe Canal Cruises, Dunstable Downs, Aspley Woods, Lancot Meadow, Toddington Manor Gardens, Totternhoe Knolls, Pitstone Windmill, Ouzel Meadows, Woburn Heritage Centre.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Waterdell, Eden Way, Orchard Drive, Appenine Way, Woburn Place, Wing Road, Lincombe Slade, Orion Way, Basildon Court, Riverside, Hillside Road, Cotefield Drive, Mardle Road, Bunkers Lane, Nebular Court, South Street, Hartwell Grove, Richmond Road, Cutlers Way, Laurel Mews, Old Road, Monarch Way, Brownslea, Claridge Close, Duncombe Drive, White House Court, Mowbray Drive, Roosevelt Avenue, Faulkner's Way, Windsor Avenue, Bedford Street, Ash Grange, Northcourt, Carina Drive, Market Square, Middle Green, Hercules Close, Bassett Road, Cherrycourt Way, Broomhills Road, Friday Street, Meadway, Aquila Road, Drakes Avenue, Centauri Close, Bewdley Drive, Woodman Close, The Wood, Vicarage Gardens, Wentworth Drive, Billington Road.

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