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Leagrave, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Leagrave, a hamlet in Luton parish, Beds, on the M.R., on which it has a station, 3 miles NW of Luton. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Near this hamlet is Leagrave Marsh, the source of the river Lea.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


Church of England

dedication unknown

Civil Registration

Leagrave was in Luton Registration District from 1896 to 1928

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Leagrave are available from a number of sites:

Poor Law

Leagrave was in Luton Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Luton Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Luton Poor Law Union and Workhouse.

Postal districtLU4
Post TownLuton