Great Doddington

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Coordinates: 52°16′18″N 0°43′09″W / 52.2717°N 0.7191°W / 52.2717; -0.7191

Great Doddington
Great Doddington parish church, Northamptonshire, UK.jpg
Parish church
Great Doddington is located in Northamptonshire
Great Doddington
Great Doddington
 Great Doddington shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,061 
OS grid reference SP8764
District Wellingborough
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wellingborough
Postcode district NN29
Dialling code 01933
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Wellingborough
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Great Doddington is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom, close to Wellingborough and just off the A45. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 1,061 people.[1]

The name Dodda's Tun probably refers to an Anglo-Saxon leader 'Dodda' establishing a stronghold in the strategic position overlooking the Nene Valley. Domesday Book records the principal landowner as Judith, widow of Waltheof II, Earl of Northumbria.

The Church of England St Nicholas Church dates back to Norman days and has a square tower and four 15th century misericords. The village contains a pub, hairdresser, a village shop, and two churches, St Nicholas' and a United Reformed Church.

The civil parish contains two wards.[2]

The village facilities include a village shop, working men's club, pub and primary school. The bus route servicing the village is the X47.


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