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Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire

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Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire

Dunstable is a market town and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England. It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills, 30 miles north of London. These geographical features form several steep chalk escarpments most noticeable when approaching Dunstable from the north.
Post townDUNSTABLE
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire / Hertfordshire
OS GridTL0121
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01582
Population35,000
 

Other names by which Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire has been known in the past

Dunstablel ~ Magintum ~ Magioninium ~ Magioventum ~ Magiovinium ~ Magiovinum

Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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