Linslade

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Linslade
The Globe Inn Pub, Linslade.jpg
The Globe Inn in Linslade
Population21,590 [1]
OS grid referenceSP910259
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEIGHTON BUZZARD
Postcode districtLU7
Dialling code01525
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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Linslade is a town in Bedfordshire, England. It is around one third of the way between London and Birmingham. It is located on the Bedfordshire side of the Bedfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. It is right next to the town of Leighton Buzzard. Together they form the civil parish of Leighton-Linslade. Linslade was transferred from Buckinghamshire in 1965.[2] It was previously a separate urban district in its own right. It remained part of the Diocese of Oxford until 2008 when it joined Leighton Buzzard in the Diocese of St Albans.

The original Anglo-Saxon settlement of Linslade was not located at the modern site. It is further north and survives today as the hamlet of Old Linslade.[3] The present location, Linslade, experienced massive growth in the 1840s. This was associated with the construction of the Grand Union Canal and—particularly—the London and Birmingham Railway (now known as the West Coast Main Line). Linslade underwent a second major period of expansion, again associated with the railways, during the 1970s. As of the 2011 census there were 37,470 people living in Linslade.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bedfordshire County Council, Population Estimates and Forecasts Archived 2009-01-05 at the Wayback Machine, sum of 2007 estimates for Linslade and Southcott wards.
  2. "The Transfer of Linslade to Bedfordshire". Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Old Linslade". Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census, Usual resident population, Table KS101EW