St Leonard's parish church,
seen from the southwest
|Population||520 (2011 Census)|
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|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Loddington Hall is the manor house. It was built in about 1290–1300 for Robert de Baud, then in charge of Royal works at Geddington, who had been High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1280–88. It was remodelled for the Syers family about 1615 and passed in 1660 to the Kynnesman family. A large north wing was added in 1893. It is a Grade II* listed building.
In the 1900s the house was used as a school and a training centre. It has since been converted into flats.
The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Leonard are 13th-century and include the west tower, south aisle and chapel. The present chancel was built about 1300. The church has alterations and additions from the 14th century and 1578, including a clerestory for the nave. The building was restored in 1859 under the direction of the Gothic Revival architect Ewan Christian. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Loddington is situated on the ironstone beds that run through Northamptonshire, and these were worked commercially up until the early 1960s by the Loddington Iron Ore Company. A 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge tramway connected the ironstone pits to the nearby standard gauge line from Kettering to Cransley. In 1958, the tramway was converted to standard gauge and worked as a branch from Cransley to Loddington.
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- The Hare at Loddington
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