Dunstable


Dunstable
/dun"steuh beuhl/, n.
John, c1390-1453, English composer.
Also, Dunstaple /dun"steuh peuhl/.

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      town, South Bedfordshire district, administrative and historic county of Bedfordshire, England, on the northern slopes of the Chiltern Hills. Dunstable appears as a royal borough in the reign of Henry I (1100–35), who granted a charter to the Augustinian priory he had built. It once was known for its straw hat industry, but rapid modern growth has been centred on light engineering and motor vehicle industries. Nearby is an extensive cement works. Whipsnade Zoo, the country branch of the London Zoological Gardens, was opened in 1931; it occupies 500 acres (200 hectares) on the Chiltern Hills near Dunstable. The London Gliding Club also has its headquarters nearby. Pop. (2001) 50,775.

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