Geddington, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Geddington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1680
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Kettering
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Weldon
  • Poor Law Union: Kettering
  • Hundred: Corby
  • Province: Canterbury