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Dunston, Lincolnshire

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Dunston, Lincolnshire

Dunston is a small village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies close to the B1188 between Nocton to the north and Metheringham to the south. In Domesday the village is written as "Dunestune", meaning 'Dune's farm'. The parish church is dedicated to St Peter, and is a grade II listed building dating from the 12th century. It was restored by R.  H.  Carpenter between 1874 and 1876. Dunston Pillar is 3 miles to the west on the A15.
DistrictNorth Kesteven
Post townLincoln
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF0662
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population694 (2001)

Other names by which Dunston, Lincolnshire has been known in the past

Dunstan ~ Dunestuna

Dunston, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunstan.-- ry. sta. (Nocton and Dunstan), in co. and 8 miles SE. of Lincoln.

Dunston, Lincolnshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

DUNSTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the Second division of the wapentake of Langoe, parts of Kesteven, union and county of Lincoln, 8¼ miles (S. E.) from Lincoln; containing 518 inhabitants. This parish is situated in the heart of a district which was anciently barren and unfrequented; and in 1751 Dunston pillar, a pyramidal shaft 92 feet high, crowned with a gallery and a lantern, was erected by F. Dashwood, Esq., as a landmark to guide the traveller over the then surrounding waste. There is a quarry of good buildingstone. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 0. 10.; net income, £151; patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is a neat edifice, in the later English style. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The late Dr. Willis, who had an asylum here, left £100 to the poor.

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