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

Population: 37,000

Found in the county of Beds, the smallish town of Leighton Buzzard lays near the border between Beds and Buckinghamshire, beside the Grand Union Canal, the town has a populace of approximately 37,000 and a story going back to the times of the Romans, at which time the historic Watling Street (now the A-5) passed the town. Presently Leighton Buzzard is linked to the neighbouring town of Linslade and is roughly midway between Luton (Bedfordshire) and Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire), it stands close to the Chiltern Hills (Chilterns) and has a significant quarrying industry (sand).

Leighton Buzzard History: It is thought that there had been settlements in and close to what is now called Leighton Buzzard way back in unrecorded times, early artefacts and coinage stumbled on in close proximity give proof of this. The old Watling Street (fashioned by the Romans), now named the A5, went through the nearby areas of Dunstable and Hockliffe around about 2,000 years back, and the Romans should have at the very least been aware of the village at that time.

The Anglo-Saxons followed the Romans, and it was the Anglo-Saxons who set up a market in around the 10th Century, and artifacts found denote that they were inhabiting the vicinity very likely since the 6th Century. The commune existing at that time was not reported until 906 at which time the Danes made a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the Domesday Book specified Leighton Manor.

The ecclesiastical parish of Leighton Buzzard, over the years, covered a much larger area compared to the town alone, and covered the hamlets of Billington, Stanbridge, Heath & Reach and Eggington. The "Leighton" in the town's name is thought to come from the old English for "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" portion wasn't put on till the 12th Century after the Dean of Lincoln was required to differentiate it from an extra "Leighton" which was within his diocese. The Manors of Leighton would be leased to an assortment of tenants over the generations, like the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who supported Charles I through the Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainThe settlement grew even bigger through the ensuing years and the construction of a railway service and a canal during the 19th Century saw it develop and evolve. Modern Leighton Buzzard is a prosperous market town that's seen increased development in recent times.

Places to Visit in and Near Leighton Buzzard: The All Saints Church dating from 1277, together with its 190 foot spire, the widely known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway service which goes for approximately four mls from the station at Pages Park, to two now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the service employs refurbished steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a 40 acre park at neighbouring Heath and Reach with woodland walks, a picnic area and a lake.

Also: Leighton Lady Cruises, Woburn Heritage Centre, Dunstable Downs, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Abbey, Leighton Linslade Virtual Museum, Ouzel Meadows, Whipsnade Zoo, Bluebell Wood, Great Adventure Game, Lancot Meadow, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Ascott House, Dropshort Marsh, Grebe Canal Cruises, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Garden Hedge, Rye Close, Oak Bank Drive, Grove Road, Chelsea Green, Enterprise Way, Nelson Road, St Leonard's Close, Saxons Close, Blenheim Road, Carina Drive, Talbot Court, The Martins Drive, Hartwell Grove, Pine Close, The Maltings, Ledburn Grove, Bassett Road, Woburn Place, Village Court, Chiltern Gardens, Coniston Road, Commerce Way, Meadway, Northcourt, Reeve Close, Avery Close, Mill Road, Wentworth Drive, The Paddocks, Harmony Row, Millers Close, Woodside Way, Bragenham Lane, The Chilterns, Vicarage Gardens, Miles Avenue, Chamberlains Gardens, Goodman Drive, Greenlands, Claridge Close, Copper Beech Way, Lindler Court, St Mary's Way, South Street, Bramble Close, Aquila Road, Bedford Street, Garden Leys, Danes Way, Southcourt Avenue.

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