Duston

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Duston
Duston is located in Northamptonshire
Duston

 Duston shown within Northamptonshire
Population15,565 
OS grid referenceSP7261
DistrictNorthampton
Shire countyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorthampton
Postcode districtNN5
Dialling code01604
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK ParliamentNorthampton South
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
 
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Coordinates: 52°14′49″N 0°56′37″W / 52.2470°N 0.9437°W / 52.2470; -0.9437

Duston
Duston is located in Northamptonshire
Duston

 Duston shown within Northamptonshire
Population15,565 
OS grid referenceSP7261
DistrictNorthampton
Shire countyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorthampton
Postcode districtNN5
Dialling code01604
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK ParliamentNorthampton South
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire

Duston is a village and civil parish in the borough of Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It has been a settlement since at least Roman times.[1]

The village is undergoing rapid growth and has been incorporated into the main town of Northampton. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 15,565.[2]

The area is near Sixfields leisure site, which includes a cinema and football stadium, as well as many restaurants and pubs. Blacks Leisure Group (owner of Blacks and Millets) is based on an industrial estate on Mansard Close.

British Timken offices and work in Northampton, England in 2001 prior to demolition a few years later

British Timken

British Timken was established in Chester Road, Aston, Birmingham in 1937 manufacturing tapered roller, parallel roller and ball bearings.

In World War II a shadow factory was built in 1941 on a green-field site in Main Road, Duston, to produce roller bearings. At its peak over 4,000 people were employed in the factory.

In 2002 the works were closed and the site cleared for housing with production moving to Poland.[3][4]

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