Dodford, Northamptonshire

Dodford, Northamptonshire

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Dodford, Northamptonshire

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Dodford is a village in the county of Northamptonshire, England, within the Weedon Ward of Daventry District. The village is just north of the A45 road 1½ miles west of Weedon. It is 3½ miles east of Daventry and ten miles west of Northampton. It is also close to junction 16 of the M1 motorway. The parish consists of some 560 hectares and is bounded on the east by the A5 trunk road which is the old Roman road of Watling Street. Most of the village and parish sits astride the valley of an east-flowing stream which is a tributary of the River Nene.

Medieval History and Later

There are considerable earthworks around the village on the northern side of the stream, which indicate that Dodford was a larger settlement than it is today. Unfortunately many of these earthworks have been ploughed out in recent years, but the evidence has been recorded of their existence. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as a manor of three hides belonging to Robert, Count of......
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