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Duston is located in Northamptonshire
 Duston shown within Northamptonshire
Population 15,565 [1]
15,498 (2011 census)
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. The civil parish population was 15,498 at the 2011 census.[2] It has been a settlement since at least Roman times.[3]

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.

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.

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.[4][5]

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


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Duston CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 9 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
  4. ^ British Industrial History accessed 1 January 2012
  5. ^ British Timken to axe 950 jobs BBC News 26 April 2001, accessed 1 January 2012

External links[edit]

Media related to Duston at Wikimedia Commons