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Great Doddington, Northamptonshire

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Great Doddington, Northamptonshire

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. 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.
DistrictWellingborough
Post townWellingborough
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP8864
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01933
Population1,061
 

Other names by which Great Doddington, Northamptonshire has been known in the past

Doddington ~ Doddington Great

Great Doddington, Northamptonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Doddington, Great, par., N. Northampton, on river Nen, 2½ m. SW. of Wellingborough, 1310 ac., pop. 592.

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