Duddington

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Duddington
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Duddington Village
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19th century plaque on the bridge, marking the boundary with Tixover
Duddington is located in Northamptonshire
Duddington
Duddington
 Duddington shown within Northamptonshire
Population 281 (2011 census,[1] entire parish)
OS grid reference SK988011
District East Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE9
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Corby
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire

Coordinates: 52°35′46″N 0°32′24″W / 52.596°N 00.540°W / 52.596; -00.540

Duddington is a small picturesque village in Northamptonshire, England. It is by the junction of the A47 and A43 roads, and is 9 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of the town of Stamford. The village is on the east bank of the River Welland which is the county boundary of Rutland.

The Civil parishes of Duddington and Fineshade were amalgamated in 1988.[2][3]

History[edit]

Duddington appears in the Domesday survey as Dodintone.[4]

The Church[edit]

The church, a Grade II Listed Building, is dedicated to Saint Mary and is made of stone in the Norman and Early English styles.[5][6] It was built in the late 12th century, with additions in the next two centuries. The chancel was rebuilt and the church restored in 1844.[7]

The Manor House[edit]

The Manor House is a Grade II Listed Building, and has belonged to the Jackson family since it was built. The datestone says NI1633, (NI taken to be to Nicholas Jackson), and extended during the 18th & 19th Centuries. The building is of Squared coursed limestone with ashlar dressings and a Collyweston slate roof.[8]

The Mill[edit]

Duddington Mill

A mill is mentioned in the Domesday record for Dodingtone, but the present building is probably 17th century with later additions. It has datestones for 1664, 1724 and 1793 reflecting different phases of work on the building. The mill has been used as offices since the 20th century.[9]

The mill featured in the wartime series of paintings Recording Britain, painted by S.R. Badmin in 1940. This watercolour is now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.[10]

The flow of the Welland is held back by a Weir and a mill-leet provided to feed the (now empty) wheel chamber of the mill.

Bridge[edit]

A limestone ashlar bridge with four arches, dating from the fifteenth century but widened in 1919. The bridge crosses the Welland, which forms parish and county boundaries.[11]

Community[edit]

The 2011 census recorded 281 persons in the civil parish (Duddington and Fineshade) in 119 households, at 0.2 persons per Hectare.[1]

The ecclesiastical parish of Duddington is part of the Deanery of Rutland. The incumbent at St Mary's church is The Revd Geoff Angell.[12]

The village pub is the Royal Oak

The village is served by the 404 bus route Stamford-Peterborough[13] and the 47 between Peterborough and Oakham.[14] These are school-time services only.

A swollen River Welland passing beneath the old bridge in Duddington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Duddington with Fineshade". Lead key figures (2011 census). Office for national statistics. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Duddington". East-Northants Online. East Northamptonshire Council. 2002–2006. Retrieved 15 April 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Duddington and Fineshade". Parish council details. East Northamptonshire council. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dodintone". Domesday survey. Domesday map. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^ English Heritage. "St Mary's Church  (Grade II*) (1040104)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Church of St Mary, Duddington With Fineshade". British Listed Buildings. British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  7. ^ St Mary's church (1342219). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  8. ^ English Heritage. "Manor House  (Grade II) (1040107)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  9. ^ English Heritage. "Duddington Mill (1040112)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Badmin, Stanley Roy (1940). "The Mill, Duddington". Recording Britain. Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  11. ^ English Heritage. "Duddington Bridge  (Grade II) (1040110)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ecclesiastical parish". Diocese of Peterborough. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Routes 401-404". Peterborough council. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Service 47". Rutland county council. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Duddington at Wikimedia Commons