Wyboston

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Wyboston
Wyboston is located in Bedfordshire
Wyboston
Wyboston
Location within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL158165
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDFORD
Postcode districtMK44
Dialling code01480
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°11′42″N 0°17′56″W / 52.195°N 0.299°W / 52.195; -0.299Coordinates: 52°11′42″N 0°17′56″W / 52.195°N 0.299°W / 52.195; -0.299
The Crown Inn, Wyboston

Wyboston is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire.[1] The eastern part of the village is dominated by the A1 Great North Road. Approaching the Black Cat Roundabout from the Bedford direction, the parish boundary is in the centre of the A421 road. The northern junction of these roads is grade-separated. The Black Cat Roundabout is therefore partly within Wyboston parish.

Wyboston is in the civil parish of Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden.[2]

The remainder of Wyboston is horticultural and agricultural as a result of the proximity of the River Great Ouse.

Wyboston Lakes Resort is located on the edge of the village, and includes a golf course, hotel, spa, serviced offices and conference & training facilities.[3] Wyboston is also the location of a conference centre owned and operated by Cambridge University's Robinson College. The public house Wait for the Waggon has closed down indefinitely.[4] There is a service station which includes a BP garage with a Londis shop attached, Subway and a 24-hour McDonald's.

The Crown Public House has a more ambitious offer, associated with a Premier Inn hotel. The Crown serves full meals as well as having a bar. It is close to the boundary with St Neots (Eaton Socon) and many passers-by will assume it is in that parish.

Black cat roundabout on A1

Wyboston is the location of the Black Cat Roundabout, where the Bedford Road joins the A1 road. In the 1930s the location was the site of a cafe and fuel station, and was a notable stopping point for motorists. The name stuck for the road junction, and when the road system was improved in 2010 a black cat artwork was erected on the roundabout. Notwithstanding some vandalism, the Black Cat stands there today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 153 Bedford & Huntingdon (St Neots & Biggleswade) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231722.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Wyboston Lakes Resort". www.wybostonlakes.co.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ Closed pubs at http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/bedfordshire/wyboston_waitforwaggon.html

External links[edit]

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