Place:


Geddington  Northamptonshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Geddington like this:

GEDDINGTON, a village and a parish in Kettering district, Northampton. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, 3¼ miles NE by N of Kettering town and r. station; and has a post office under Kettering. An elegant cross stands in its centre; was erected. by Edward I. to Queen Eleanor; has a base of eight steps, and a superstructure of three stages; and is about 40 feet high, and in good condition. ...


A royal palace stood on a spot, called Castle-close; and here Richard II. held a parliament, for raising supplies towards the crusades. The parish comprises 2, 140 acres. Real property, £3, 866. Pop., 888. Houses, 205. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £135.* Patron, the Duke of Buccleuch. The church is ancient but good; and contains three stone seats, a piscina, and some monumental objects. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £125.

Geddington through time

Geddington is now part of Kettering district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kettering has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Geddington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Geddington, in Kettering and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7942

Date accessed: 25th November 2020


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