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Location: Bedfordshire, England, UK.

Population: 37,000

Found in the county of Beds, the charming town of Leighton Buzzard is right on the border in between Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, beside the Grand Union Canal, Leighton Buzzard has a population of around 37,000 and a story harping back to Roman days, at which time the historical A5 (then known as Watling St) passed the town. Nowadays Leighton Buzzard is connected to the neighbouring town of Linslade and it is roughly midway between Luton and Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire), it is found near the Chilterns (Chiltern Hills) and boasts an important quarrying industry (sand).

Leighton Buzzard Historic Past: It's believed that there were settlements in or around what's now known as Leighton Buzzard harping back to prehistoric times, ancient artefacts and coins uncovered near by offer evidence of this. The age old Watling Street (crafted by the Romans), now referred to as the A5, ran through the nearby settlements of Dunstable and Hockliffe some two thousand in years past, and the Romans would have at least known of Leighton Buzzard at this time.

The Anglo-Saxons followed the Romans, and it was them who were using a market sometime in the tenth century, and relics stumbled upon show that they were inhabiting the local area in all probability from the sixth century. The settlement as it was then isn't discussed until 906 after the Danes made a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the 1086 Domesday Book reported Leighton Manor.

The parish of Leighton Buzzard, typically, encompassed a way wider area compared to the town by itself, and consisted of the settlements of Eggington, Heath & Reach, Billington and Stanbridge. The "Leighton" in the name may possibly have come from the old English for "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" section was not inserted prior to the twelfth century when the Dean of Lincoln wanted to distinguish it from yet another "Leighton" that existed inside his diocese. The Manors of Leighton would be tenanted to a variety of tenants through the ages, like the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who helped Charles I through the Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainLeighton Buzzard carried on expanding through the following years and the establishing of of a railway service and a canal in the Nineteenth Century saw the town develop and grow. Today's Leighton Buzzard can be described as a prospering market town that's seen improved development in the past few years.

Places to Visit in and Near Leighton Buzzard: The All Saints Church first built in 1277, and its 190 foot high spire, the well known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway which goes for approximately 4 mls from the station at Pages Park, to two now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the line employs renovated steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a forty acre park at nearby Heath and Reach with a lake, woodland walks and a picnic area.

Also: Dunstable Leisure Centre, Ascott House, Aspley Woods, Woburn Heritage Centre, Toddington Manor Gardens, Mead Open Farm, Dunstable Downs, Leighton Linslade Virtual Museum, Totternhoe Knolls, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Great Adventure Game, Snakes and Ladders at Bedfordshire, Bluebell Wood, Rushmere Park, C2 Gallery, Ouzel Meadows.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Jupiter Drive, Southcourt Avenue, Miles Avenue, Leighton Road, Millstream Way, Bewdley Drive, Heath Park Road, Columba Drive, Shenley Hill Road, Coniston Road, Johnson Drive, Nebular Court, Church Road, Oak Bank Drive, Beaudesert, Fallowfield, Ledburn Grove, Mardle Road, Regent Street, Ascot Drive, Winston Close, Capshill Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Barnabas Road, Grasmere Way, Old Road, The Paddocks, Chiltern Gardens, Hockliffe Road, Dove Tree Road, Oakley Green, Saturn Close, The Walnuts, The Vyne, Milebush, Bushell Close, Heath Park Drive, Wing Road, Appenine Way, Faulkner's Way, Calder Gardens, Hollies Court, Digby Road, Water Lane, Ashwell Street, Carina Drive, Windsor Avenue, Ship Road, Rock Lane, Wentworth Drive, Clay Furlong.

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