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Biscot, Luton

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Biscot
Population 13,660 . OS grid reference TL059227 Unitary authority Luton Ceremonial county Bedfordshire Region East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town LUTON Postcode district LU3 Dialling code 01582 Police Fire Ambulance East of England EU Parliament East of England UK Parliament Luton South List of places UK England Biscot is an area of Luton close to the town centre. The name of Biscot can be traced back to the Domesday Book where it is recorded as Bissopescote which meens 'King's land'. Commer produced trucks in Biscot for many years at their factory in Biscot Road. SKF, the Swedish ball bearing manufacturer, were located on Leagrave Road and employed many local people up until the 1970s when they closed their operations in the area.
Post townLUTON
Administrative CountyLuton
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0822
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01582
Population13,660 (including Bury Park).
 

Other names by which Biscot, Luton has been known in the past

Biscott ~ Biscott Holy Trinity ~ Bissopescote

Biscot, Luton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Biscott. See LIMBURY-CUM-BISCOTT.

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