Vauxhall Park, Luton

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Vauxhall Park
Vauxhall Park is located in Bedfordshire
Vauxhall Park
Vauxhall Park
Location within Bedfordshire
Populationwithin Crawley and Wigmore wards
OS grid referenceTL 11456 22202
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTON
Postcode districtLU2
Dialling code01582
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
51°53′13″N 0°22′55″W / 51.887°N 0.382°W / 51.887; -0.382Coordinates: 51°53′13″N 0°22′55″W / 51.887°N 0.382°W / 51.887; -0.382

Vauxhall Park is a suburb in east Luton. The area is roughly bounded by Crawley Green Road to the north, London Luton Airport to the south, the Vauxhall Way to the west, and Wigmore Lane to the east.

History[edit]

The area was historically the site of Eaton Green Farm, which today is commemorated in Eaton Green Road which runs through the area.[1] The area was built up in the 1950s as part of the rapid post-war growth of Luton. It was named Vauxhall Park after the Vauxhall Motors factory which was nearby at the time, now the site of neighbouring Napier Park.

Local Area[edit]

The area is mainly residential, with a small shopping precinct at its centre on Lyneham Road. Vauxhall Park has a church on Carteret Road, St. Francis Parish Church, and a community centre on Raynham Way.

The south of the area consists of many industrial buildings and businesses close to the airport, part of the Luton Enterprise Zone.

Politics[edit]

Vauxhall Park is split between Crawley and Wigmore wards. The wards form part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). Crawley is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing wards which includes Vauxhall Park

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
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Mosque Mosques
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 Vauxhall Park, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Luton area 1879".

External links[edit]