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Location: Bedfordshire (Beds), East of England, UK.

Population: 37,000

Positioned in the county of Beds, the tranquil town of Leighton Buzzard lies right on the county border betwixt Bucks and Beds, on the Grand Union Canal, it has a population of approximately 37,000 and a history harping back to the Roman era, at which time the Roman built A5 (then known as Watling Street) passed the town. Presently Leighton Buzzard is pretty much connected to the adjacent town of Linslade and it's approximately halfway between Milton Keynes (Bucks) and Luton (Bedfordshire), it is situated next to the Chilterns and boasts a vital quarrying industry (sand).

The History of Leighton Buzzard: It's believed that there had been settlements in or around what is now called Leighton Buzzard long ago in prehistoric times, historical relics and coinage unearthed in the area show proof of this. The early Watling Street (fashioned by the Romans), now called the A5, passed through neighbouring Dunstable and Hockliffe approximately 2,000 yrs ago, and the Romans will have at least been aware of Leighton Buzzard at that time.

The Romans were consequently followed by the Anglo-Saxons, and it was the Anglo-Saxons who were using the market place in about the tenth century, and relics found show that they were residing in the local area quite likely since the 6th Century. The commune existing then is not discussed till 906 at which time the Danes signed a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the Domesday Book described Leighton Manor.

The parish of Leighton Buzzard, typically, embodied a considerably greater area than simply the town by itself, and consisted of the hamlets of Stanbridge, Eggington, Heath & Reach and Billington. The "Leighton" in the town's name is thought to originated from the old English meaning "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" element was not to be added before the twelfth century after the Dean of Lincoln had to distinguish it from an extra "Leighton" which he had within his diocese. The Manors of Leighton were tenanted to numerous tenants through the generations, like the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who supported Charles I during the English Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainLeighton Buzzard grew even larger over the coming decades and the arrival of a railway and a canal in the Nineteenth Century saw it grow and develop. Modern Leighton Buzzard can be referred to as a flourishing market town which has witnessed increased development in the past several years.

Things to Do in and Near Leighton Buzzard: All Saints Church dating from 1277, and its 190 foot high spire, the widely known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway which extends for approximately four miles from the station at Pages Park, to 2 now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the line utilizes renovated steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a forty acre park at nearby Heath and Reach with woodland walks, lake and picnic area.

Also: Woburn Heritage Centre, Great Adventure Game, Woburn Abbey, Grebe Canal Cruises, Pitstone Green Museum, Ouzel Meadows, Dunstable Leisure Centre, Aspley Woods, Bluebell Wood, Pitstone Windmill, Leighton Lady Cruises, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, C2 Gallery, Lancot Meadow, Ascott House.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Apple Tree Close, Lochy Drive, Maree Close, Highcroft, Laurel Mews, Market Square, Meadway, Richmond Road, Summer Street, Willow Bank Walk, Digby Road, Water Lane, Broomhills Road, Hockliffe Road, The Chilterns, Saturn Close, Knaves Hill, Badgers Brook, Barleycorn Close, Albany Road, Oakley Green, Grovebury Place Estate, Chamberlains Gardens, Adastral Avenue, Adams Bottom, Hinton Close, Heathwood Close, Bewdley Drive, The Heath, Rosebery Avenue, Rannock Gardens, Brooklands Drive, Ash Grove, Dingle Dell, Rye Close, Billington Court, St Leonard's Close, Omega Court, Eriboll Close, Carina Drive, Oatfield Gardens, Harmony Row, Plantation Road, Rock Close, Centauri Close, Bragenham Lane, Stanbridge Road, Cotswold Drive, Mardle Road, Grovebury Road, Princes Court.

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This info will be relevant for neighbouring parishes and towns particularly: Eaton Bray, Great Brickhill, Stanbridge, Billington, Eggington, Stoke Hammond, Clipstone, Little Billington, Dunstable, Horton, Toddington, Burcott, Houghton Regis, Luton, Soulbury, Milton Bryant, Linslade, Bragenham, Cheddington, Stewkley, Battlesden, Wingrave, Hockliffe, Wingfield, Slapton, Little Brickhill, Tebworth, Briggington, Heath and Reach, Grove, Wing, Mentmore. Map - Weather