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

Population: 37,000

Based in the county of Bedfordshire, the small town of Leighton Buzzard sits near to the border betwixt Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, beside the Grand Union Canal, Leighton Buzzard has a population close to thirty seven thousand and a past harping back to the Roman era, at which time the historical Watling Street (now the A-5) passed by the town. At present Leighton Buzzard is attached to the neighbouring town of Linslade and is roughly midway between Milton Keynes (Bucks) and Luton (Beds), it is located close to the Chiltern Hills and boasts a significant quarrying industry (sand).

The Story of Leighton Buzzard: It's believed that there were settlements in and close to what's now named Leighton Buzzard long ago in unrecorded times, historical artefacts and coinage uncovered near by give evidence of this fact. The historical Watling Street (built by the Romans), now termed the A5, passed through the nearby areas of Dunstable and Hockliffe over two thousand yrs ago, and the Romans should have at the very least been aware of Leighton Buzzard during those times.

The Anglo-Saxons followed the Romans, and it was them who created a market during the tenth century, and artifacts stumbled on suggest that they were staying in the neighbourhood undoubtedly from the 6th Century. The settlement existing at that time isn't discussed until 906 at which time the Danes made a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the Domesday Book of 1086 reported Leighton Manor.

The ecclesiastical parish of Leighton Buzzard, typically, embodied a far bigger area than only the town by itself, and integrated the hamlets of Heath & Reach, Eggington, Billington and Stanbridge. The "Leighton" in the name of the town is thought to originated from the old English for "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" portion wouldn't be appended prior to the 12th Century when the Dean of Lincoln had to differentiate it from the other "Leighton" which he had inside his diocese. The Manors of Leighton would be let to a great many tenants over the ages, including the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who helped Charles I in the English Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainLeighton Buzzard grew even larger through the succeeding generations and the development of a canal and a railway service during the Nineteenth Century saw the town develop and evolve. Today's Leighton Buzzard is a booming market town which has witnessed greater development in recent times.

Places of Interest Around Leighton Buzzard: All Saints Church dating from 1277, and its one hundred and ninety foot high spire, the widely known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway service which operates for around 4 mls from the station in Pages Park, to 2 now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the railway utilizes reconditioned steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a park covering 40 acres at neighbouring Heath and Reach with picnic area, woodland walks and a lake.

Also: Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Pitstone Green Museum, Ouzel Meadows, Ascott House, Leighton Lady Cruises, Rushmere Park, Dunstable Leisure Centre, Leighton Linslade Virtual Museum, Pitstone Windmill, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Ford End Watermill, Woburn Heritage Centre, Toddington Manor Gardens, Grebe Canal Cruises, Lancot Meadow, Great Adventure Game.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Aquila Road, Commerce Way, Johnson Drive, Gilbert Mews, Southcourt Avenue, Greaves Way, Enterprise Way, Kiteleys Green, Grange Close, Mowbray Drive, Nevis Close, Rothschild Road, Saturn Close, Coniston Road, Firs Path, Roosevelt Avenue, Boss Avenue, Barleycorn Close, The Vyne, Village Court, Leopold Road, Rock Close, Queen Street, Eriboll Close, Hercules Close, Carnation Close, Hillside Road, Ashlong Close, West Street, St Andrews Close, Richmond Road, Redwood Glade, Lywood Road, Lochy Drive, Cherrycourt Way, Doggett Street, Monarch Way, Corbet Ride, Mentmore Gardens, Clipstone Crescent, Bassett Road, Millbank, Millers Close, Russell Way, Elliot Way, Pine Close, Plum Tree Lane, The Martins Drive, Claridge Close, Rowley Furrows, Loyne Close.

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