Farley Hill, Bedfordshire

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Coordinates: 51°52′16″N 0°26′02″W / 51.871°N 0.434°W / 51.871; -0.434

Farley Hill
Farley Hill is located in Bedfordshire
Farley Hill
Farley Hill
 Farley Hill shown within Bedfordshire
Population 11,560 [1]
OS grid reference TL0523
Unitary authority Luton
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU1
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

Farley Hill is a post-war housing estate in south Luton, Bedfordshire, England .

In the late 12th century a 'hospital' was built on the Stockwood Estate in Farley Hill. This old hospital was partly renovated and extended to house a museum that holds the 'Mossman Collection', a large collection of horsedrawn carriages and other vehicles, along with locally found artifacts, an historical garden and a craft center where ancient crafts such as basket weaving and candle making are practised and taught to members of the public.[citation needed]

The estate was constructed after World War II to replace houses destroyed by German bombers. The design of the estate primarily consists of residential housing, which was considered advanced at the time of its construction, incorporating a shopping precinct in the centre of a large roundabout and a wide avenue stretching from the centre to the edge of Stockwood Park. Farley Hill is served by two Junior schools, St Margaret Of Scotland Roman Catholic which opened in 1960 to serve the large, mainly Irish, Roman Catholic population and Farley Juniors which opened in 1956. A single secondary school, Rotheram Senior School existed until 1988 but dwindling numbers and government funding restrictions led to its almalgamation with Stockwood High School into South Luton High School.[citation needed]

The estate is bound by the M1 motorway and the villages of Caddington and Slip End are nearby. A view of Luton can be seen from the top of the Dallow Hills which are situated on the outskirts of the estate.

The area is home to Stockwood Park, which contains the Mossman Collection, Stockwood Museum, Gardens, playing fields and 3 par golf course.

Politics[edit]

Farley is represented by Cllr Paul Castleman (Labour), Cllr Mahmood Hussain (Labour) and Cllr Sian Timoney (Labour). The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). Farley is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Farley


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 houses in Farley Hill, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luton Borough Council, Population Estimates and Forecasts, estimate for Farley ward in 2007. The count in the 2001 Census was 10,986.