Great Doddington

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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
Population1,123 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP8764
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWellingborough
Postcode districtNN29
Dialling code01933
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°16′18″N 0°43′09″W / 52.2717°N 0.7191°W / 52.2717; -0.7191Coordinates: 52°16′18″N 0°43′09″W / 52.2717°N 0.7191°W / 52.2717; -0.7191

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[1] increasing to 1,123 at the 2011 census.[2]

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 village shop, and two churches, St Nicholas' and a United Reformed Church.

The civil parish contains two wards.[3]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Great Doddington CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 9 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. ^ Statutory Instrument 1998 No. 2510

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