Dunston, Lincolnshire

Dunston is a small village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln, and close to the B1188 between Nocton to the north and Metheringham to the south.

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Church of St Peter, Dunston
Dunston is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population1,005 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF063628
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN4
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°09′09″N 0°24′39″W / 53.152590°N 0.410913°W / 53.152590; -0.410913Coordinates: 53°09′09″N 0°24′39″W / 53.152590°N 0.410913°W / 53.152590; -0.410913

In Domesday the village is written as "Dunestune", meaning 'Dune's farm'.[citation needed]

The parish church is dedicated to St Peter, and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 12th century. It was restored by R. H. Carpenter between 1874 and 1876.[1]

Dunston Pillar is 3 miles (5 km) to the west on the A15. It is a Grade II listed tower and former land lighthouse built by Sir Francis Dashwood to guide travellers across Lincoln Heath.[2] In 1810, at the jubilee of George III, the lantern was removed and replaced with a statue of the king, and in the 1843 Journal of the Agricultural Society it was described as the "only land light-house ever raised".[3]

The Peterborough to Lincoln Line passes through the village, with a station 1 mile (1.6 km) away at Metheringham.

The White Horse public house is to the east at Dunston Fen; the Red Lion is on Middle Street.

Twinned villageEdit

  Trangé, near Le Mans, France.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Saint Peters Church, Dunston (1165588)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Dunston Pillar (349474)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 120; Methuen & Co. Ltd

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