Leighton Buzzard  Bedfordshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Leighton Buzzard like this:

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.

Leighton Buzzard through time

Leighton Buzzard is now part of South Bedfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Bedfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Leighton Buzzard itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leighton Buzzard in South Bedfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th July 2022

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