Putteridge

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Putteridge
Putteridge is located in Bedfordshire
Putteridge
Putteridge
 Putteridge shown within Bedfordshire
Population Part of Stopsley Ward
OS grid reference TL112242
Unitary authority Luton
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU2
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°54′18″N 0°22′59″W / 51.905°N 0.383°W / 51.905; -0.383

Putteridge is a small part of the Stopsley ward, in the east of Luton, England. The area spans from Jansel House, the VAT Building in Luton, up towards Butterfield's Green and Putteridge High School. The area also includes the University of Bedfordshire Putteridge Bury Campus and surrounding area, which extends into Hertfordshire. Many of the houses were built in the 1930s by Janes Builders of Luton.

The area is surrounded by green space including Butterfield's Green. Butterfield is a new industrial development currently being built. This is hoped to help boost the local economy of the area and Luton as a whole. The area is also home to one of Luton's cemeteries, The Vale.

The local schools, Putteridge Infants, Putteridge Juniors and Putteridge High School serve the local areas including Stopsley, Round Green and Wigmore.

Putteridge Bury[edit]

Main article: Putteridge Bury

The house at Putteridge Bury was built in the style of Chequers by architects Sir Ernest George and Alfred Yeats and was completed in 1911. The grounds were designed by Edwin L Lutyens with advice from Gertrude Jekyll.

Politics[edit]

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

Map of Luton showing Stopsley

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 Putteridge, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.

References[edit]

James Dyer, The Stopsley Book, Book Castle, 1998, ISBN 1-871199-04-2,

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