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Dunstable

(dŭn`stəbəl), town (1991 pop. 30,912), Central Bedfordshire, SE England. Located at the meeting point of the ancient Icknield StreetIcknield Street
, name for a prehistoric road in England, extending SW from the Wash, along the line of the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downs, to Salisbury Plain.
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 and Watling StreetWatling Street
, important ancient road in England, built by the Romans in the course of their military occupation. It ran from London generally north to the intersection with the Fosse Way, c.
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, Dunstable is a developing residential and industrial district, with printing and cement plants and extensive automobile works. There are interesting traces of Stone and Bronze Age civilizations, including the Maiden Bower and Five Knolls earthworks; one of the Knolls, excavated in 1926, contained remains and ornaments of a woman of c.2000 B.C. The Priory Church includes part of an Augustinian priory founded with the town in 1131. Whipsnade Zoo is nearby. Dunstable has a College of Further Education.

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John. died 1453, English composer, esp of motets and mass settings, noted for his innovations in harmony and rhythm

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an industrial town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire. Pop.: 50 775 (2001)