Lewsey

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Lewsey
Lewsey is located in Bedfordshire
Lewsey
Lewsey
 Lewsey shown within Bedfordshire
Population 8,000 (est.)
OS grid reference TL0523
Unitary authority Luton
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU4
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Luton North
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire

Coordinates: 51°53′46″N 0°28′37″W / 51.896°N 0.477°W / 51.896; -0.477

Lewsey is a residential area of Luton, England, near the Luton and Dunstable NHS hospital.

Lewsey takes its name from the former farm on the site of the modern estates, 'Lewsey Farm'. Poynters Road, which passes by Lewsey and is the border between Luton and Dunstable, was named after Poynters Farm which was slightly to the north of Lewsey Farm. Lewsey Farm was situated on land belonging to the Lucy (Lewsey) family (who owned the manor from 1305 to 1455). The manor then passed to the Wingate family who were the lords of the manor of Toddington. The old manor house stood partly in the parish of Luton and partly in the parish of Houghton Regis; most of the manor buildings were destroyed by fire in 1832.[1]

Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Lewsey is represented by Cllr Joan Bailey (Labour), Cllr Aslam Khan (Labour) and Council leader Cllr Hazel Simmons (Labour).[2] The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton North, and the MP is Kelvin Hopkins (Labour). Lewsey is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Lewsey


Local Attractions[edit]

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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 Lewsey, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.

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