Place:Toddington, Bedfordshire, England


Alt namesDodintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Totingetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Coordinates51.95°N 0.533°W
Located inBedfordshire, England
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Toddington is a large village and civil parish in the county of Bedfordshire, England which is situated 5 miles NNW of Luton, north of Dunstable, south west of Woburn and 35 miles NNW of London on the A5120 and B579. It is 0.5 miles from Junction 12 of the M1 motorway and lends its name to the nearby motorway service station. The hamlet of Fancott also forms part of the Toddington civil parish.

It is situated near the motorway and many larger towns, however is built around a large village green, on which sits the parish church and four of the village's six public houses. The Dunstable Northern Bypass taking heavy traffic bound for Dunstable from the M1 away from the village was delayed but a restart was announced in September 2011. A large-scale housebuilding programme has been proposed by the government for the environs of Luton, Dunstable and Milton Keynes, and proposals to build a 20,000 seater football stadium was withdrawn in 2007.

Toddington has experienced a rise in house prices due to its reputation as a quiet English village and the easy commute into London. The Icknield Way Path passes through the village.

For local government purposes it is in the Central Bedfordshire unitary authority, and is in the Mid-Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency, represented since 5 May 2005 by the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries.

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