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For the Augustinian priory in the town, see Dunstable Priory.

Dunstable Friary was a Dominican friary in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. It was located to the west of the Watling Street, between the present-day High Street South and the road that is called Friary Field.

The "Black Friars" came to Dunstable in 1259, and settled separately from Dunstable Priory. The grounds were surrendered in 1539.

Parts of the site were excavated in the 1920s. From 1965 to 1967, the Manshead Archaeological Society carried out excavations of the monastic buildings, during which the Dunstable Swan Jewel was discovered. Parts of the church were excavated by the Department of the Environment in 1972 and by Bedfordshire County Council in 1988.

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