Skimpot

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Skimpot
Skimpot is located in Bedfordshire
Skimpot
Skimpot
Skimpot shown within Bedfordshire
PopulationWithin Challney ward
OS grid referenceTL049221
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Bedfordshire
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTON
Postcode districtLU4 / LU1
Dialling code01582
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
51°53′17″N 0°28′36″W / 51.88793°N 0.47653°W / 51.88793; -0.47653Coordinates: 51°53′17″N 0°28′36″W / 51.88793°N 0.47653°W / 51.88793; -0.47653

Skimpot is a suburb of Luton in Bedfordshire, England. The area is roughly bounded by Dunstable Road to the north, Hatters Way to the south, Skimpot Road to the west, and the M1 to the east.

Originally a small rural settlement, Skimpot was engulfed by the expanding town of Luton in the mid 20th century, and also adjoins the smaller town of Dunstable to the west. Skimpot Road forms part of the border between Luton and Dunstable.

History[edit]

The east side of Skimpot was the former site of Luton Stadium, a former greyhound racing stadium. The stadium was constructed in 1931 and racing continued there until 1973. The site is now an industrial estate.

Politics[edit]

Skimpot makes up the south-west area of the Challney ward of Luton.

Map of Luton showing Challney ward