Upper Sundon

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Upper Sundon
Upper Sundon is located in Bedfordshire
Upper Sundon
Upper Sundon
Upper Sundon shown within Bedfordshire
OS grid reference TL045277
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU3
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
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 one has since closed leaving The White hart and the Red Lion as the only public houses 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.