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Limbury cum Biscot, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Limbury-cum-Biscot (Bishopscote), a hamlet in Beds, 2¼ miles from Luton. There is a station at Leagrave on the M.R. The hamlets of Limbury-cum-Biscot and Leagrave were formed in 1866 into the ecclesiastical parish of Holy Trinity, Biscot. Population, 1004. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £160 with residence. The church, erected in 1867, consists of chancel, nave, and N transept, with an organ-chamber on the S side. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBedfordshire 
Civil parishLuton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1867.


Church of England

The Holy Trinity

The church of the Holy Trinity, built in 1867 at the cost of the late John Sambrooke Crawley esq, consists of chancel, nave, north transept, north porch, organ chamber on the south side, and a western bell-cote containing 2 bells: there are 300 sittings.

Civil Registration

Limbury was in Luton Registration District from 1896 to 1928

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Limbury cum Biscot from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Limbury cum Biscot are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:

Poor Law

Limbury cum Biscot 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.

Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.

Postal districtLU3
Post TownLuton