Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire

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Dunstable is a town in Central Bedfordshire

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Dunstable within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Dunstable in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Dunstable, mun. bor., market town, and par., with ry. sta., at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, in co. and 18 miles S. of Bedford, and 33 miles NW. of London -- par. and bor., 453 ac., pop. 4627; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Dunstable was probably a Roman station. It had a palace and an Augustinian priory built by Henry I. The church of the priory is now used as the parish church (restored in 1865). Straw-plaiting and the making of straw hats and bonnets are the principal industries.

Dunstable in the Domesday Book

A village in Manshead hundred, in the county of Bedfordshire.

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