Geddington

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Geddington
Geddington is located in Northamptonshire
Geddington
Geddington
 Geddington shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,504 
OS grid reference SP8983
District Kettering
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kettering
Postcode district NN14
Dialling code 01536
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Kettering
List of places
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England
Northamptonshire

Coordinates: 52°26′27″N 0°41′06″W / 52.4408°N 0.6851°W / 52.4408; -0.6851

The Geddington cross

Geddington is a village and civil parish on the A43 in north-east Northamptonshire between Kettering and Corby.

It contains what is thought to be the best surviving Eleanor cross. The monument dates from 1294, when the crosses were raised as a memorial by Edward I (1239–1307) to his late wife, Eleanor of Castile (1244–1290). There were originally 12 monuments, one in each resting place of the funeral procession as they travelled to Westminster Abbey. Three now remain; the other two being in Hardingstone (near Northampton) and Waltham Cross.

The parish's population at the 2001 census was 1,504 people.[1]

The village was also formerly home to a Royal hunting lodge which was used as a base by monarchs for hunting within Rockingham Forest. The building has subsequently been lost; however, the 'Kings' Door' within St. Mary Magdalene's church in the village remains - it was the entrance through which the King could enter the building while staying at the lodge.

The old main road runs through the village and crosses the River Ise by a spectacular mediaeval bridge. The bridge, built in 1250, has five arches and three pedestrian refuges. A more recent ford also runs alongside the bridge.

Geddington has three public houses: The White Lion, The Star, and the White Hart.

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