Biscot

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for the French actor see Georges Biscot
Biscot
Biscot is located in Bedfordshire
Biscot
Biscot
 Biscot shown within Bedfordshire
Population 13,660 (including Bury Park).[1]
OS grid reference TL059227
Unitary authority Luton
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU3
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Luton South
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire

Coordinates: 51°53′35″N 0°25′41″W / 51.893°N 0.428°W / 51.893; -0.428

Biscot is an area of Luton close to the town centre. The name of Biscot can be traced back to the Domesday Book where it is recorded as Bissopescote which meens 'King's land'.[2]

Commer produced trucks in Biscot for many years at their factory in Biscot Road.[3] SKF, the Swedish ball bearing manufacturer, were located on Leagrave Road and employed many local people up until the 1970s when they closed their operations in the area.

Britannia House Originally this large industrial building on Leagrave Road was used by the Swedish ball-bearing manufacturer SKF, and their name can still be seen carved in the stonework at the top of the entrance portico. However it was sold in 1978 and SKF now occupy premises in Sundon Park Road elsewhere in Luton. The building is now used for multi-occupancy business suites

Politics[edit]

Biscot ward is represented by Cllr Mohammed Ayub (Labour), Cllr Naseem Ayub (Labour) and Cllr Tahir Khan (Labour).

The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). Biscot is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Biscot


Local Attractions[edit]

Key
AP Icon.svg Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry commission logo.svg Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Drama-icon.svg Theatre
Zoo icon.jpg Zoo

Local Newspapers[edit]

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Biscot. However they are not specific to Biscot. They are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ Domesday Book reference
  3. ^ Commer history