Upper Sundon

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Upper Sundon
The Crown, Upper Sundon - geograph.org.uk - 225652.jpg
The Crown, Upper Sundon
Upper Sundon is located in Bedfordshire
Upper Sundon
Upper Sundon
Upper Sundon shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL045277
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTON
Postcode districtLU3
Dialling code01525
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
51°56′18″N 0°28′52″W / 51.93834°N 0.481°W / 51.93834; -0.481Coordinates: 51°56′18″N 0°28′52″W / 51.93834°N 0.481°W / 51.93834; -0.481

Upper Sundon is a village located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England.

The village is the largest settlement in the wider Sundon civil parish, though Lower Sundon is presumed to be older, as the parish church (first built in the 13th Century) is located there.

Today, Upper Sundon houses most of the amenities located in the parish, including Sundon Lower School, an Indian restaurant and a pub. Historically the village contained three pubs but two have since closed leaving The Red Lion as the only public house in Upper Sundon. The village is close to the large town of Luton, and is bordered on the west by the M1 motorway.

The village has a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Sundon Chalk Quarry.

The Icknield Way Path passes through the village on its 110-mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a multi-user route for walkers, horse riders and off-road cyclists also passes near the village.