Great Doddington

Great Doddington

Parish church
Great Doddington
 Great Doddington shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,123 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP8764
Shire countyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Wellingborough
Postcode district NN29
Dialling code 01933
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK ParliamentWellingborough
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Coordinates: 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 people, and three Alpacas named Borage, Bishop and Huckleberry,[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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