Parish church of St Michael
|Post town:||Leighton Buzzard|
|South West Bedfordshire|
Egginton – or Eggington as it is now known – is a village and parish in Bedfordshire, about three miles east of Leighton Buzzard. Apart from the village itself, the parish also includes the hamlet of Briggington on the road to Leighton Buzzard, and the hamlet of Clipstone to the north of Clipstone Brook.
The village is relatively small – some 225 residents, living in approximately 120 houses; it has an Indian restaurant, a church and a village hall, formerly the village school (which closed in 1984). The Congregational chapel was pulled down in the 1970s: the village shop also closed in that era, and the old Methodist chapel was converted to a dwelling in 1988.
Nearby places are Leighton Buzzard, to the west, Hockliffe, to the east and Stanbridge to the south. At the eastern end of the village is Eggington House built in 1696. In the 1970s this was the home of Sir Gilbert Inglefield (a former Lord Mayor of London) but is currently the home of Lord Slynn of Hadley, the first judge to move from the Queen's Bench Division to the Court of Justice of the European Community in Luxembourg, where he was one of six Advocates General.
The White House – a former parsonage in the village – became a home for displaced children during/after the war. In the late 1970s it became a care home for the elderly.
The Horseshoes pub was replaced by an Indian restaurant in 2007.
- King, Mick (2007-11-20). "Leave us in peace, says persecuted restaurant". Leighton Buzzard Today. Johnston Press. http://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/news/Leave-us-in-peace-says.3503860.jp. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- G. E. Calder, History of Eggington, privately published, 1985, ISBN 0-9511221-0-X.
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