Duston shown within Northamptonshire
15,498 (2011 census)
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Duston is a suburb of and civil parish in the borough of Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. The civil parish population was 15,498 at the 2011 census. It has been a settlement since at least Roman times.
The area is near the Sixfields leisure site, which includes a cinema and football stadium, supermarket and several restaurants and pubs. Blacks Leisure Group (owner of Blacks and Millets) is based on an industrial estate on Mansard Close.
From 1876 to 1995 Duston was home to St Crispin's Hospital, a county-owned and subsequently NHS mental hospital. During the First World War it was turned into Duston War Hospital for convalescent soldiers.
Schools in the area include Chiltern Primary School, Duston Eldean Primary School, The Duston School, Hopping Hill Primary School, Millway Primary School and St Luke's Church of England Primary School.
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.
- Office for National Statistics: Duston CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 9 November 2009
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
- British Industrial History accessed 1 January 2012
- British Timken to axe 950 jobs BBC News 26 April 2001, accessed 1 January 2012
Media related to Duston at Wikimedia Commons
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