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Duston is located in Northamptonshire
 Duston shown within Northamptonshire
Population 15,565 [1]
OS grid reference SP7261
District Northampton
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN5
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Northampton South
List of places

Coordinates: 52°14′49″N 0°56′37″W / 52.2470°N 0.9437°W / 52.2470; -0.9437

Duston is a suburb of and civil parish in the borough of Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It has been a settlement since at least Roman times.[2]

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.

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

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.

The Duston School is a secondary school and sixth form located in the suburb.

British Timken[edit]

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]

British Timken was a division of the (then) Timken Bearing Company of Canton Ohio, now The Timken Company.


External links[edit]

Media related to Duston at Wikimedia Commons