Weedon Bec

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Weedon Bec (also Beck), usually just called "Weedon", is a large village and parish in the district of Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. It lies close to the source of the River Nene.

Geography

Weedon is located about south-east of Daventry, west of Northampton and is at the of the A5 and A45 main roads. The Grand Union Canal (1796) and West Coast Main Line both through the village. The village station, just north of the A45 road bridge closed in the 1960s. Between 1888 and 1963 there was a branch line just north of Weedon to Leamington Spa via Daventry. There are plans to build a 'Daventry Parkway' railway station on the site of the former station.

Lower Weedon and Upper Weedon are to the south of the village. The northern boundary of the village follows the A45 to the west, then south to just outside Everdon, then skirts Everdon Wood and , and borders Stowe Nine Churches to the south-east, and lies to a short distance east of the A5 up to the A45, next to Flore parish. To the south of the parish is the 162m . The village is close to the boundary of South Northamptonshire and Daventry district.

Weedon Lois or Lois Weedon is in a different part of the county.

The name came from the Old English "Wēo-dūn" meaning "Temple Hill". Before the Christian era there may have been a heathen temple here.

Demographics

The 2001 census it had a population of 2,485, 1,248 male and 1,237 female,...
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