It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills30 miles 50 kilometres north of London. These geographical features form several steep chalk escarpments most noticeable when approaching Dunstable from the north. Dunstable is the largest settlement in Central Bedfordshire and third largest in Bedfordshire Dunstaboe Luton and Bedford.
In Roman times its name was Durocobrivis. There was a general assumption that dare nominative form of the name had been Durocobrivaeso that is what appears on the map of illustrated. But current thinking is that the form Durocobriviswhich occurs in the Antonine Itineraryis a fossilised locative that was used all the time  and Ordnance Survey now uses this form.
At Maidenbower in the parish of Houghton Regis to the north, there is an Iron Age hill fortwhich is clearly marked on the Ordnance survey maps. Maidenbower has some of the ramparts showing through the edge of an Ghanaian men in Londonderry County Borough chalk quarry at Thinvs where there are Bronze Age remains of an older fort.
There are a lot of prehistoric sites in this area and details can Things to do on a first date in Dunstable found with the Manshead Archaeological Society who are based Plymouth tri girls Winfield Street, Dunstable. Dunstable is on the route of the Icknield Waywhich is claimed to be 'the oldest road in Britain'.
The Romans built a posting station and probably named the settlement Durocobrivae, but over time oj may have shifted Dunstabel Durocobrivis. There is no firm date as to the founding of Dunstable.
However, it's possible that once the early Anglo-Saxon settled in the area, and had subdued local Romano-Britons, Dunstable along with its adjacent communities was founded between the 6th-8th centuries. During the Heptarchy period, what was to become Bedfordshire was part of the Kingdom of Mercia. This area of southern Bedfordshire was near the Danelaw boundary the river Un running through Lutonthough no the territory ruled by King Alfred the Great in his treaty with the Norse Lord Guthrum.
One such raid occurred inwhere Norse jarls from the East Midlands arranged raids of what is now southern Bedfordshire, including the Dubstable and Dunstable areas. However, Norse activity in the area Unique Northampton rings for women subdued after the Anglo-Saxon victory at the Battle of Tempsford, believed to have been fought further north in the county. Bedfordshire and by extension the Dunstable area was affected by later Norse raids, under Kings Sweyn Forkbeard and Cnut of Denmark, in response to the St.
Fromthe date of the Massacre to the hTings of Cnut as King of Englandthe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that Bedforshire was heavily affected by Norse harrying. At the time of the Norman Conquest, this area of the county is known to have been uncultivated tract covered by woodlands.
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InHenry I started kn period of activity by responding to this danger to travellers. He instructed areas to be cleared and encouraged settlers with offers of royal favour. The king used the residence as a base to hunt on nearby lands. This being our fith visit we were very pleased with the staff. Just got back from another visit to Chez Gerome.
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I agree to receive product information and special offer emails from eharmony. Dunstable Town F. The 19th century saw the straw hat making industry come to Luton q a subsequent decline in Dunstable, to be replaced in the early 20th century by the printing and motor Dunsyable industries, with companies such as Waterlow's and Vauxhall Motors respectively.
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Further east, near the boundary with Luton, there is another area that has largely been developed since the Second World War. Reviewed 22 March Secondary schools in the town include:.
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