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[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"LUTON, a parish, market and post town, in the hundred of Flitt, county Bedford, 5 miles east of Dunstable, 18 south of Bedford, and 31 from London. The Great Northern line of railway has a station here. It is situated in a vale where the river Lea has its source, and the parish includes the hamlets of East and West Hyde, Leegrave, Limbury-cum-Biscott, and Stopsley. A portion of this place formerly belonged to St. Alban's Abbey. At the time of the Norman conquest, it was held in royal demesne, and in 1216 came into the possession of Falk de Brent, by whom a strong castle was built here in the early part of the 13th century." (There is more of this description).

The 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Luton is to be found on a supplementary page.

  • Biscott
  • Chiltern Green
  • East Hyde
  • Great Bramingham
  • Leagrave
  • Limbury cum Biscott
  • Luton Hoo
  • New Mill End
  • New Town
  • Park Town
  • Ramridge End
  • Round Green
  • Someries
  • Stockwood
  • Stopsley
  • Thrales End
  • West Hyde

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003




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