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Geddington, Northamptonshire

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Geddington, Northamptonshire

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.
DistrictKettering
Post townKettering
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP8983
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01536
Population1,504
 

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

Ceddington

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

Geddington, par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Northamptonshire, 3 miles NE. of Kettering, 2140 ac., pop. 862; P.O.

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