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Lewsey Farm, Luton

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Lewsey Farm
Lewsey Farm is located in Bedfordshire
Lewsey Farm
Lewsey Farm
Location within Bedfordshire
Populationwithin Lewsey ward
OS grid referenceTL 03401 23524
Unitary authority
  • Luton
Ceremonial county
  • Bedfordshire
  • East
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTON
Postcode districtLU4
Dialling code01582
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
  • Luton North
List of places
51°54′00″N 0°29′55″W / 51.900°N 0.4985°W / 51.900; -0.4985Coordinates: 51°54′00″N 0°29′55″W / 51.900°N 0.4985°W / 51.900; -0.4985
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Lewsey Farm is a suburb of Luton, England. Situated in the north-west of the town, the area is roughly bounded by the Woodside Link to the north, Leagrave High Street to the south, Poynters Road to the west, and Pastures Way to the east. The wider area including nearby Lewsey Park is sometimes referred to as Lewsey Farm.[1][2]


Lewsey Farm takes its name from the former farm on the site of the modern suburb, 'Lewsey Farm'. Poynters Road, which passes by Lewsey and forms the border between Luton and Dunstable, was named after Poynters Farm which was slightly to the north of Lewsey Farm. Lewsey Farm was situated on land belonging to the Lucy (Lewsey) family (who owned the manor from 1305 to 1455). The manor then passed to the Wingate family who were the lords of the manor of Toddington. The old manor house stood partly in the parish of Luton and partly in the parish of Houghton Regis; most of the manor buildings were destroyed by fire in 1832.[3]

Lewsey Farm was built on land north of Lewsey in the 1960’s and 1970’s. When it was built there was still open land to the east and north of the suburb, until the suburb of Lewsey Park was built to the east a few decades later.[4] A large amount of the houses were social housing, built in the typical style of the time, straight roads of square yellow or grey brick built terraced houses.

Local Area[edit]

At the centre of Lewsey Farm is St. Dominic’s Square, the local shopping area. This includes a greengrocer, post office, newsagent, supermarket, chemist, a co-op, and a general store selling halal meat.

The area is served by St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, at the corner of Leagrave High Street and Pastures Way.[5] Lewsey Farm also has a doctors surgery and pharmacy in the north of the area, Wheatfields Surgery.[6] Regis Road recreation ground is in the area, which includes a park and play facilities.


  • Chantry Primary Academy
  • Southfield Primary School
  • Southfield Nursery


Lewsey Farm is part of the larger Lewsey ward, which also includes Lewsey and Lewsey Park. The ward is represented by Cllr Joan Bailey (Labour), Cllr Aslam Khan (Labour) and Council leader Cllr Hazel Simmons (Labour).[7] The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton North, and the MP is Kelvin Hopkins (Labour). Lewsey is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Lewsey

Local Attractions[edit]

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 (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Drama-icon.svg Theatre
Zoo icon.jpg Zoo
  • NTE icon.png Dunstable Downs
  • UKAL icon.png Chiltern Hills
  • UKAL icon.png Leagrave Park
  • UKAL icon.png Lewsey Park
  • HR icon.svg Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
  • Museum icon.png Luton Museum & Art Gallery
  • The hat Factory
  • HH icon.png Luton Hoo
  • Museum icon.png Mossman Collection
  • Someries castle
  • Museum icon.png Stockwood Craft Museum
  • UKAL icon.png Stockwood Park
  • UKAL icon.png Wardown Park
  • UKAL icon.png Waulud's Bank
  • NTE icon.png Whipsnade Tree Cathedral
  • Museum icon (red).png Whipsnade Wildlife Park
  • Woodside Farm and Wildfowl Park
  • EH icon.svg Wrest Park Gardens

Local Newspapers[edit]

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all houses in Lewsey, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.


  1. http://www.bustimes.org/localities/lewsey-farm |Map of Lewsey Farm
  2. getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/lewsey-farm-luton |Map of Lewsey Farm
  3. The History of Luton By Frederick Davis published 1855 page 40
  4. Ordnance Survey 1986. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. "St Martin de Porres RC Church".
  6. "Wheatfield Surgery".
  7. 546000, Customer services, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ. Tel: 01582. "CMIS > Councillors". democracy.luton.gov.uk.

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