Lower Sundon
St. Mary

Church of St Mary
Lower Sundon is located in Bedfordshire
Lower Sundon
Lower Sundon
Location within Bedfordshire
OS grid referenceTL061281
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTON
Postcode districtLU3
Dialling code01582
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
51°56′31″N 0°27′24″W / 51.94204°N 0.45679°W / 51.94204; -0.45679Coordinates: 51°56′31″N 0°27′24″W / 51.94204°N 0.45679°W / 51.94204; -0.45679

Lower Sundon is a hamlet located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England.

The settlement was established before 1066. The manor of Sundon is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The manor was held by the de Clare, Badlesmere and Scrope families until the mid 16th century, when it passed to the Cheyne family. In 1716 it was sold to William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon. It later passed to the Page-Turner family.[1]

The St Mary the Virgin Church was first built in Lower Sundon in the 13th Century.[2] It is a Grade I listed building.[3] The Victorian vicarage is Grade II listed, and features very fine latticed windows.[4]

Today, Lower Sundon lies in the wider Sundon civil parish, and is close to the large town of Luton.

References

  1. ^ Page, W. "Parishes: Sundon Pages 384-387 A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 2". British History Online. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  2. ^ [1] Archived June 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Church of St Mary". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  4. ^ "St Mary's Vicarage". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 October 2021.