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Dunstable

Dunstable shown within Bedfordshire
Population 33,805[1]
OS grid reference TL0121
District South Bedfordshire
Shire county Bedfordshire
Region East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNSTABLE
Postcode district LU5, LU6
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
European Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Bedfordshire
List of places: UKEnglandBedfordshire

Coordinates: 51°53′10″N 0°31′16″W / 51.88603, -0.52102 Dunstable is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... South Bedfordshire is a local government district in Bedfordshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The LU postcode area, also known as the Luton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Luton in England. ... +44 redirects here. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Bedfordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire in England, which includes the unitary authority of Luton. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) for the county of Bedfordshire and the unitary authority of Luton. ... Badge of the East of England Ambulance Service The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk and Thurrock, in the East of England region. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... South West Bedfordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of all the towns and villages in the county of Bedfordshire. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Dunstable is a market town in Bedfordshire, England. It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills. These form several steep chalk escarpments most noticeable when approaching Dunstable from the north. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment in south east England. ... In geology, an escarpment is a transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. ...


Before the Local Government Act 1972 coming into force in 1974 Dunstable was a municipal borough. It is now a civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district. The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... South Bedfordshire is a local government district in Bedfordshire, England. ...

Contents

Etymology

In Roman times its name was Durocobrivis.[2] There are three theories concerning its modern name. Legend tells us the lawlessness of the time was personified in a thief called Dun. Wishing to capture Dun, the King stapled his ring to a post daring the robber to steal it. It was, and was subequently traced to the house of the widow Dun. Her son, the robber, was taken and hung to the final satisfaction that the new communtiy bore his name[citation needed]. The second is that it comes from Anglo-Saxon Dunstaple, meaning "Hill Market". The third is that it derives from the Saxon for "the boundary post of Duna".[3] Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Old English redirects here. ...


History

Relics of Palæolithic man, such as flint implements and the bones of contemporary wild animals suggest that when the Romans formed a cross roads with the ancient British Icknield Way whilst constructing the ancient Roman road of Watling Street, the modern A5 trunk road - there was already some form of settlement.[4] Traces of Neolithic activity are not in doubt but much of their mystery may be lost uder the surrounding Chiltern Hills. The Icknield Way is one of the oldest roads in Britain, being one of the few long-distance trackways to have existed before the Romans occupied the country. ... Not to be confused with Romans road. ... The modern Watling Street crossing the Medway at Rochester near the Roman and Celt crossings Watling Street is the name given to an ancient trackway in England and Wales that was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern cities of Canterbury and St Albans. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ...

A map of Dunstable from 1944
A map of Dunstable from 1944

The Roman's built a posting station at the site and named the settlement Durocobrivis, which would have survived in till their departure from Britain. The area is most likely to have been swarmed by the Saxons, who overun this part of Bedfordshire in about 571. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (2368 × 1648 pixel, file size: 457 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (2368 × 1648 pixel, file size: 457 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Up in till the 11th century this area of the county is known to have been uncultivated tract covered by woodlands. In 1109 Henry I kickstarted the next period of activity by responding to this danger to travellers. He instructed an ares to be cleared and encouraged settlers with offers of royal favour. Henry I (c. ...


In 1123 a royal residence was built at what is now called the Royal Palace Lodge Hotel on Church Street. The King used the residence to take advantage of the nearby hunting lands.


The Dunstable Priory Church of Saint Peter was founded in 1131 by the King and was later featured as the setting for the divorce between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, which led to the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. The town's charter was granted to the power of the priors in this year. The Dunstable Priory Church of St. ... Henry I (c. ... Henry VIII redirects here. ... Catherine of Aragon (16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) (Castilian Infanta Catalina de Aragón y Castilla), was the Queen of England as the first wife of Henry VIII of England. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[3] in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communions thirty-eight independent national churches. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


In 1290 Dunstable was one of twelve sites to erect an Eleanor cross in recognition of Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, whose coffin was laid close to the crossroads for the local people to mourn the dead Queen. The coffin was then guarded inside the Priory by the Canons overnight before continuing on to St Albans.[5]. The original wooden cross has long perished but a modern memorial remiains. The Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The Eleanor crosses are lavishly decorated stone monuments in the shape of a cross that Edward I of England erected in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile. ... For other Eleanors of England, see Eleanor of England (disambiguation) Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 28 November 1290) was the first Queen consort of Edward I of England. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver or the English Justinian because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and tried to do the same to Scotland. ...


The first battles or skirmishes of the English Civil War occurred in Dunstable[citation needed]. For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ...


One of the reasons for the town's prosperity, and the large number of Inns or public houses in the town, is the fact that it was one or two day's ride (approx 32 miles) from London, and therefore a place to rest and spend the night. There are two Pubs which still have coaching gates to the side that show this: the Sugar Loaf in High Street North, and the Saracens Head in High Street South. The Saracens Head, normally a name given to pubs frequented by Knights of the crusades, can be seen to be considerably lower than the road to its front, witness to the fact that the road has been resurfaced a number of times during the lifetime of the pub. For the river named Inn, check Inn River Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ... A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... In the United Kingdom, from approximately the mid-seventeenth century for a period of about 200 years, the Coaching Inn was a vital part of the inland transport infrastructure. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... This article is about historical Crusades . ...

Dunstable's Grove House
Dunstable's Grove House

Dunstable's first railway opened in 1848. It was a branch of the London and North Western Railway, joining the West Coast Main Line at Leighton Buzzard. A second railway linking Dunstable with Hatfield on the Great Northern Railway via Luton opened in 1858. Dunstable Town station was closed when passenger services to Dunstable were withdrawn in 1965 and the track between Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard was removed. The line between Dunstable and Luton on the Midland Main Line remained open for freight traffic for many years and the track is still in place. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 439 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 1685 pixel, file size: 848 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I (Natalie Warren) took this. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 439 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 1685 pixel, file size: 848 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I (Natalie Warren) took this. ... The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... , Leedon redirects here. ... Arms of the former Hatfield Rural District Council Hatfield, originally Bishops Hatfield, is in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire, in the south of England. ... The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company, founded by the London & York Railway Act of 1846. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... Dunstable Town railway station (originally Dunstable Church Street) was a terminus station on a spur off the Great Northern Railway between Leighton Buzzard and Hatfield. ... , Leedon redirects here. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ...


Dunstable was a significant market town, but its importance diminished as the neighbouring town of Luton grew. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ...


In the twentieth century, the local economy was dominated by the printing and motor vehicle industries but with the closure of the main factories and the decline of manufacturing in the area, this distinctiveness has been lost. For other uses, see Print. ...


Transport

Dunstable is now one of the largest towns in England without a railway connection.[6] Without access to a rail station Dunstable's inhabitants and visitors rely almost solely on the motor car for transportation. Although congested, the towns roads provide the means to connect to the country's motorways systems with ease.


The A5 trunk road lies at the heart of Dunstable's transport infrastructure, directing movement north and south. This movement is additionally complemented by the M1 motorway located east of the town in Luton via the town's other major A road, the A505. The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... The A505 is an A-class trunk road in the United Kingdom. ...


As part of the solution to Dunstable's growing traffic problems proposals for A5-M1 Link road North of the town have been submitted. These comprise of a two-lane dual carriageway running east from the A5 north of Dunstable to join the M1 at a new Junction 11a south of Chalton. Current timetables put start of construction in 2013/14 for completion in 2015/16.[7] However, it is not felt that this will rid the town of its current woes. Following the Highways Agencies decision to drop claims for the Dunstable Eastern Bypass, the Woodside Connection is also currently under scrutiny. For the hamlet of Chalton that is nearer to Bedford, see Moggerhanger. ...


Several bus routes operate throughout the town and link with the larger terminals in Luton. There have been a number of campaigns for the re-establishment of a passenger railway; although none of them has proved to be successful, plans are now going ahead for a guided bus service, "The Luton to Dunstable Busway", between central Dunstable and London Luton Airport via Luton town centre, much of which will run along the lines of the old track.[8] This project too has been steeped in delays and problems. Adelaide O-Bahn The guide wheel of a guided bus in Mannheim, Germany A Fastway bus in the guided bus lane on Southgate Avenue, Crawley Guided buses are buses steered for part or all of their route by external means, usually on a dedicated track. ... London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) (previously called Luton International Airport)[3] is an international airport located on the edge of the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, England approximately north of London. ...


Amenities

Culture

Since the closure of the Queensway Hall, the town has been awaiting the opening of the multi-million pound theatre project. After lengthy discussions this was opened in April 2007 in the Grove Gardens and was aptly named the Grove Theatre. National and local productions take place regularly at this cornerstone of Dunstable's cultural exploits. The facilities include units fit for six bars or restaurants and an auditorium with a capacity to hold 1000.[9] (Currently a Wetherspoons entitled The Gary Cooper, an Italian, and a Dim Sum restaurant have opened.) The Moon Under Water in Hounslow J. D. Wetherspoon plc (LSE: JDW) (commonly referred to as Wetherspoons or spoons) is a British pub chain founded by Tim Martin. ...


One of the towns little gems is that of the Little Theatre, home of the Dunstable Rep Theatre Group that also hosts dramatic performances throughout the year. The auditorium, once part of the Chews Trust was fully opened in 1964 by Bernard Bresslaw. It sits next to the historic Chews House on High Street South.[10] Bernard Bresslaw (born Stepney, London, February 25, 1934 - Enfield, June 11, 1993) was an English actor who was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. ...


Leisure

Along with several parks and open spaces kept by South Bedfordshire District Council, Dunstable Lesiure Centre is operated by Leisure Connection Ltd on the council's behalf. It houses a 25-metre swimming pool, squash courts, a large hall, extensive fitness studio, indoor bowling green and multi-use outdoor pitch.[11] It is situated next door to the newly built Grove Theatre, a modern 24-lane ten-pin bowling centre and Dunstable College. Leisure Connection Ltd run sports and leisure facilities on behalf of Government, Local Government and National Sporting bodies all over the UK. Key facts and figures Over 80 centres Managing 3 Sport England National Sports Centres at Bisham Abbey, Lilleshall and Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre Managing the centre of... Tenpin is also the name of a chain of ten-pin bowling complexes in the United Kingdom. ...


The town hosts a successful Rugby Union team that plays in RFU Midlands 1 (level 5) called Dunstablians and Dunstable Town Football Club, currently in Southern Football League Division One Midlands.[12] Dunstable Town F.C. are a football club based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, currently playing in the Southern League. ... The Southern Football League Division One Midlands is a football league covering the most of the Midlands. ...


Places of interest

The new Grove Theatre development
The new Grove Theatre development

Within the town, there is the modern Grove Theatre, newly refurished Priory House Heritage Centre (free to the public), and the Priory Church where Henry VIII formalised his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. There is shopping in the heart of the town at the Quadrant Shopping Centre; across High Street North there is a secondary area called Eleanor's Cross Shopping Precinct with a modern statue commemorating the original cross. Nearby Luton has the Waulud's Bank prehistoric henge and Luton Museum & Art Gallery. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Dunstable Priory Church of St. ... Henry VIII redirects here. ... Catherine of Aragon (16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) (Castilian Infanta Catalina de Aragón y Castilla), was the Queen of England as the first wife of Henry VIII of England. ... The Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The Eleanor crosses are lavishly decorated stone monuments in the shape of a cross that Edward I of England erected in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile. ... Wauluds Bank is a Neolithic Henge in Leagrave, Bedfordshire dating from 3,000BC. Wauluds Bank earthworks lies on the edge of the Marsh Farm Estate in Leagrave, Luton. ... A henge is a roughly circular or oval-shaped flat area over 20m in diameter which is enclosed and delimited by a boundary earthwork that usually comprises a ditch with an external bank. ... Luton Museum & Art Gallery. ...


Dunstable Downs, a chalky escarpment outside the town, is a popular site for kite flying, paragliding, and hang gliding, while the London Gliding Club provides a base for conventional gliding and other air activities at the bottom of the Downs. Further into the countryside are the open-range Whipsnade Zoo, a garden laid out in the form of a cathedral at Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, and the Totternhoe Knolls motte-and-bailey castle. Dunstable Downs are part of the Chiltern Hills, in southern Bedfordshire. ... Yokaichi Giant Kite Festival held on the fourth Sunday every May in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan Kite flying is the activity of flying tethered man-made objects in wind. ... Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. ... Hang gliding is one of the windsports. ... The London Gliding Club was formed shortly after the formation of the British Gliding Association on February 20, 1930. ... A modern glider crossing the finish line of a competition at high speed. ... Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is a zoo located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. ... Whipsnade Tree Cathedral is a 9. ...


Areas and housing estates

The oldest part of the town is along the Icknield Way and Watling Street where they cross. These roads split the rest of the town into four quadrants which have each been developed in stages.[13]


The north-west quadrant started to be developed in the nineteenth century when the British Land Company laid out the roads around Victoria Street. The development of the Beecroft area began with the houses around Worthington Road; after World War II the borough council extended the estate up to Westfield Road with its shops, and then up to Aldbanks. The war-time site of the Meteorological Office, where the road Weatherby is now, was redeveloped by George Wimpey and others. At the north of the town there is an estate originally marketed as French's Gate Estate, and at the west of the town there is an area of houses on Lancot Hill.[14] Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... British Land is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Categories: Stub | Geography of the United Kingdom ... George Wimpey Limited (formerly George Wimpey Plc) is one of the UKs largest housebuilders with corporate headquarters in London England and UK operational headquarters in High Wycombe since 2001. ...


The south-west quadrant has largely been developed since World War II. There are three main estates. In the Lake District Estate all the streets are named after places in the Lake District and Cumbria; the estate includes a parade of shops on Langdale Road. It was originally called the Croft Golf Course Estate and was built by Laing Homes. Oldhill Down Estate around the Lowther Road shops was developed by William Old Ltd, and the Stipers Hill Estate around Seamons Close was initially created by the Land Settlement Association.[15] The Langdale Estate is an area in the town of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. ... The panorama across Eskdale from Ill Crag. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), is a shire county in the extreme North West of England. ... John Laing plc is a British construction company headquartered in central London. ... The Old Hill Estate is an area in the town of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. ...


In the south-east quadrant, the area around Great Northern Road was developed at the end of the nineteenth century as Englands Close Estate and Borough Farm Estate. The Downside Estate including the shops on Mayfield Road was planned by the borough council in 1951.[16]


The north-east quadrant is a mainly commercial and civic area, the result of redevelopment in the early 1960s. But the site of the Waterlows printing works around Printers Way is now occupied by houses built in the 1990s. The Northfields Estate at the north of the town was completed by the borough council in 1935.[17]


Further east, near the border with Luton, there is another area that has largely been developed since World War II. To the south of Luton Road, Jeansway was completed after the war; to the north, Poynters Estate and Hadrian Estate were built on either side of Katherine Drive, where there is a parade of shops. The area also includes the Woodside Estate which contains most of the factories and warehouses that still exist in Dunstable.[18]


For council elections the town is divided into wards. Since 2002 these have been called Chiltern, Dunstable Central, Icknield, Manshead, Northfields and Watling .[19][20] A ward in the United Kingdom is an electoral district represented by one or more councillors. ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment in south east England. ... The Icknield Way is one of the oldest roads in Britain, being one of the few long-distance trackways to have existed before the Romans occupied the country. ... Manshead was a hundred of Bedfordshire in England. ... The modern Watling Street crossing the Medway at Rochester near the Roman and Celt crossings Watling Street is the name given to an ancient trackway in England and Wales that was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern cities of Canterbury and St Albans. ...


Famous people who have lived in Dunstable

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Twin towns

Dunstable is twinned with: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

  • Flag of France Bourgoin-Jallieu, (France)
  • Flag of Germany Porz-Am-Rhein, (Germany). This is now part of Köln
  • Flag of France Brive-la-Gaillarde, (France) Up until 2005

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See also

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Notes and references

  1. ^ 2001 UK census
  2. ^ There was a general assumption that the nominative form of the name had been Durocobrivae, so that is what appears on the map of 1944 illustrated above. But current thinking is that the form Durocobrivis, which occurs in the Antonine Itinerary, is a fossilised locative that was used all the time (A. L. F. Rivet and C. Smith, The Place Names of Roman Britain, Batsford, 1979, p. 349) and the Ordnance Survey now uses this form.
  3. ^ Sunday Times Travel, p46., 6 January 2008.
  4. ^ 'Parishes: Dunstable', A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3 (1912), pp. 349-368
  5. ^ Dunstable down the ages: an outline history from prehistoric to modern times, by V. Evans & J. Schneider (Book Castle, 2002)
  6. ^ Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service Guides to Collections: British Railways Board.
  7. ^ Highways Agency[1].
  8. ^ Busway website [2].
  9. ^ Grove Theatre Website[3]
  10. ^ Little Theatre Website[4]
  11. ^ Lesiure Connection Website[5]
  12. ^ Southern Football League Website[6]
  13. ^ R. Walden, Streets Ahead: An Illustrated Guide to the Street Names of Dunstable, Book Castle, 1999, ISBN 0-871199-54-9 (h/b), ISBN 0-871199-59-X (p/b), pages 5 to 9 and 91.
  14. ^ Walden, op. cit., pages 101, 112, 172, 190, 191, 194, 199 and 226.
  15. ^ Walden, op. cit., pages 266 to 268, 275 and 282.
  16. ^ Walden, op. cit., pages 6, 136, 145 and 146.
  17. ^ Walden, op. cit., pages 91, 203 and 205.
  18. ^ Walden, op. cit., pages 240, 241, 263 and 264.
  19. ^ The District of South Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001.
  20. ^ Dunstable Town Council, Meet The Councillors.

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Further reading

  • Prehistory: C. L. Matthews (revised J. Schneider), Ancient Dunstable, 2nd edition, Manshead Archaeological Society, 1989, ISBN 0-9515160-0-0.
  • Historical town-centre locations: N. C. Benson, Dunstable in Detail: An Illustrated Guide to the Town of Dunstable, Book Castle, 1986, ISBN 0-9509773-2-2.
  • Second World War: J. Yates and S. King, Dunstable and District at War from Eyewitness Accounts, Book Castle, 2006, ISBN 1-903747-79-1.

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This is a list of all the towns and villages in the county of Bedfordshire. ... Location within the British Isles Ampthill is a small town in Bedfordshire, England, between Bedford and Luton, with a population of about 6,000. ... Arlesey is a small industrial town in the district of Mid Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire. ... Aspley Guise (SP 943 361) is a village in Mid-Bedfordshire, England. ... Astwick (TL 215 385) is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 5,000 (2002 est. ... Battlesden is a hamlet and civil parish in the Mid Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ... Beadlow is a hamlet in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... This article is about the English county town. ... Beeston is a village in the county of Bedfordshire, England, south of Sandy, north of Biggleswade and east of Bedford. ... Biddenham (TL 024 502) is a village in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. ... , See also: Biggleswade (hundred). ... Billington (the name probably means hill with a sharp ridge) is a parish in Bedfordshire about three miles south of Leighton Buzzard. ... Bletsoe is a small village and civil parish in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, about 7 miles north of Bedford, and just off the A6 and near the River Great Ouse. ... Blunham (TL 150 511) is a village and civil parish in the Mid Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England, about eight miles east of Bedford. ... Bolnhurst is a village in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, about eight miles north of Bedford itself, and eight miles west of St Neots. ... Brogborough (SP 965 385) is a village and civil parish in the Mid Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England, by junction 13 of the M1 motorway. ... Bromham Church Bromham is a village in Bedfordshire, England, west of the town of Bedford. ... Small village in the english county of befordshire. ... Caddington (TL 065 195) is a village and civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ... Campton is a village in the county of Bedfordshire, England. ... Cardington is a village in Bedfordshire in England. ... Carlton is a village in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, part of the Carlton with Chellington parish with the adjacent village of Chellington. ... Chalgrave is a civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ... Chellington is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 2,120(est. ... Clapham is a village in North East Bedfordshire, England. ... Clifton is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Clipstone is a hamlet in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 1,710 (est. ... Cockayne Hatley is a parish and small village, bordering on Cambridgeshire, 3 miles (5 km) east from the Potton station of the North Western railway, 6 miles (10 km) north-east from Biggleswade and 9 miles (15 km) south-east from St. ... Colmworth is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 700 (2004 est. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dean is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Dunton is a small village in the English county of Bedfordshire near to Biggleswade. ... Eastcotts is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Eaton Bray is a village and civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ... Edworth is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Eggington is a village and civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England, about three miles east of Leighton Buzzard. ... Elstow is a village and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Eversholt is a village in Bedfordshire, England. ... Everton is a small village in north Bedfordshire, England. ... Eyeworth is a village in east Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... Farndish is a very small and rural village in western Bedfordshire - but located very close to the Northamptonshire county border and is to be found near: the Northamptonshire villages of Irchester and Wollaston the Bedfordshire village of Wymington. ... Felmersham is a village and civil parish in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, on the River Great Ouse, about 7 miles north west of Bedford. ... Flitton is a small village in Bedfordshire, England. ... Flitwick Flitwick is a small town (population approx 14,000) in mid Bedfordshire, England. ... Goldington is an area within the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. ... Great Barford is a village in Bedfordshire, England, a few miles north-east of Bedford. ... Parish church of St Michael and All Angels, Great Billington, Bedfordshire Great Billington (the name probably means hill with a sharp ridge) is a small village in Bedfordshire about three miles south of Leighton Buzzard. ... Harlington is a village in Bedfordshire, near to the M1 motorway. ... Harrold is a village and civil parish in the Bedford of Bedfordshire, England, around twelve miles north-west of Bedford. ... Haynes is a village in Bedfordshire, England, approximately seven miles (11km) south of Bedford. ... Heath and Reach is a village and civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ... Henlow is a village in the district of Mid Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire. ... Higham Gobion is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Hinwick is a hamlet in the Borough of Bedford, north Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom; it is around nine miles north west of Bedford and is close to the county border with Northamptonshire. ... Hockliffe is a village in Bedfordshire on the crossroads of the A5 road (formerly Watling Street) and the A4012 road. ... , Hockwell Ring is a 1950s and 1960s built council estate in the Leagrave area of Luton, Bedfordshire. ... Houghton Conquest was a manor in the hundred of Redbornestoke, county of Bedford. ... Houghton Regis is a Parish town sandwiched between the major towns of Luton to the East and Dunstable to the West. ... Husborne Crawley is a small village in Bedfordshire, located close to Junction 13 of the M1. ... Hyde is a civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... , Ickwell is a village in Bedfordshire, England. ... Map sources for Kempston at grid reference TL0347 Kempston (pronounced Kemstun) is a town in Bedfordshire, England. ... Kempston Hardwick is a small village near the town of Kempston in Bedfordshire. ... The requested page title was invalid, empty, an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title, or contained illegal characters. ... Langford is a village situated alongside the River Ivel in the county of Bedfordshire. ... Leagrave is a suburb of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... , Leedon redirects here. ... Lidlington is a small village near Bedford. ... Limbury is a post-war housing development in west Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Limbury, or using the full name Limbury-cum-Biscot was a civil parish in Bedfordshire and has a long history dating back before the Norman Conquest. ... Arms of the Leighton-Linslade Town Council Linslade (formerly Linchlade) is a village in Bedfordshire, England. ... The English village of Little Barford in Bedfordshire lies on the county boundary with Cambridgeshire, adjacent to the town of St Neots. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... , Lower Shelton is a village in Bedfordshire county of England. ... Lower Stondon is a small village in Mid Bedfordshire. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... Marston Moretaine is a large village near Bedford. ... Maulden is a small village, in the county of Bedfordshire, in the administrative area of Mid Bedfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 1,680(est. ... Millbrook is a small village near Bedford. ... Milton Ernest is a village and civil parish in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, and is about five miles north of Bedford itself. ... Moggerhanger is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Northill is a village in the county of Bedfordshire, England. ... Oakley is a village in northern Bedfordshire, England, about five miles north of the county town of Bedford. ... The village now known as Odell lies to the north of the county town of Bedford, near the villages of Pavenham, Milton Ernest, Turvey and Harrold. ... Old Warden is a village in Bedfordshire, England just west of the town of Biggleswade, widely known as the home of the Shuttleworth Trust, an early organisation committed to the preservation of transport artifacts, primarily cycles, cars, and aeroplanes, produced in the early part of the 20th century. ... Pavenham high street Pavenham is a village and civil parish on the River Great Ouse in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, about 6 miles north-west of Bedford. ... Pertenhall is a sleepy little village nestling on the borders of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. ... Podington is in Northamptonshire near Rushden. ... See also Potton Island. ... Pulloxhill is a town in Bedfordshire, England. ... Putnoe is a British soap-opera, which first aired on Christmas day 1998. ... Renhold is a village in North Bedfordshire, just to the North East of Bedford. ... Ridgmont is a small village beside M1 junction 13. ... Riseley is a village in north Bedfordshire. ... Sandy is a small market town in northern Bedfordshire, England. ... Sharnbrook Upper School Sharnbrook is a village in Bedfordshire, England. ... Shefford is a small market town located in Bedfordshire between Hitchin and Bedford. ... A small village in the United Kingdom, situated on the border of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. ... Silsoe is a town in Bedfordshire, England. ... Souldrop is a parish and village on the borders of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, half a mile to the west of the road from Bedford to Higham Ferrers and Kettering. ... Southcote (or Southcott) is a hamlet in the parish of Linslade, in Bedfordshire, England. ... Southill is situated in Bedfordshire, about 5 miles from Biggleswade. ... Stagsden is a small but historic village in northwest Bedfordshire, near the Buckinghamshire border. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stanford is a small village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Steppingley is a rural village in Bedfordshire, England. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP992535 Administration District: NE Bedfordshire Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Ambulance: East of England Post office and telephone Post town: BEDFORD Postal... Stewartby is a model village in Bedfordshire, originally built for the workers in the local brickworks. ... Stotfold is a small town in the district of Mid Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire. ... Streatley is a village and civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ... Studham is a village in the county of Bedfordshire, and the administrative district of South Bedfordshire. ... Sundon is a civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Sutton, Bedfordshire, is a small village to the south of Potton. ... Tempsford is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Tilsworth is a small village in Bedfordshire with a population of about 400. ... Tingrith is a small village in Bedfordshire, England. ... Toddington is a large village in the county of Bedfordshire, England which is situated 5 miles NNW of Luton, 4 miles north of Dunstable, 6 miles south west of Woburn and 35 miles NNW of London on the A5120 and B579. ... Totternhoe is a village in the Manshead hundred of the county of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. ... Turvey is a picturesque village about six miles west of Bedford. ... Westoning is a village in Bedfordshire located approximately two miles north-east of junction 12 of the M1 motorway, and beside the Thameslink railway line to London and beyond. ... Whipsnade is a small village in the county of Bedfordshire, with a population of 457 (2001 census). ... Wilden is a small village about 1 mile north east of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. ... Willington is a village in Bedfordshire. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... Wilstead is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, just off the A6 Bedford to Luton road, approximately five miles south of Bedford town centre, and within the Borough of Bedford. ... St. ... Slip End is a village and civil parish in South Bedfordshire, near to Luton. ... , Wootton is a large village located to the south-west of Bedford, in the north of Bedfordshire. ... Wrestlingworth is a parish in the English county of Bedfordshire, six miles east-north-east of Biggleswade. ... Wyboston is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Wymington is a village and civil parish in the Bedfordshire district of Bedford in England. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bedfordshire. ...

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