Leighton Buzzard, Central Bedfordshire

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Leighton Buzzard is a town in Central Bedfordshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Leighton Buzzard within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Leighton Buzzard in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Leighton Buzzard, market town, par., and township (ry. sta. Leighton), Bedfordshire, on river Ouse, 18 miles SW. of Bedford and 41 miles N W. of London by rail-par., 8911 ac., pop. 8278; town and township, 2426 ac., pop. 5991; P.O., T.o., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. A bridge here stretches across the Ouse to Bucks. The town is near the Grand Junction Canal (navigable for vessels of 80 tons), and has an extensive trade in timber, iron, corn, &c. Leighton House, seat of the Baron de Rothschild, is in the neighbourhood.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Leighton.-- ry. sta., 7 miles NW. of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. See LEIGHTON BUZZARD.

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