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Geddington Lodge

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Geddington Palace; Geddington Castle; Geitinton; Ceddington

In the civil parish of Geddington.
In the historic county of Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough.
Modern Authority of Northamptonshire.
1974 county of Northamptonshire.
Medieval County of Northamptonshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SP89558308
Latitude 52.43837° Longitude -0.68408°

Geddington Lodge has been described as a certain Palace.

There are no visible remains.


Geddington was a hunting lodge in Rockingham Forest. It was noted in 1086 as one hide of land belonging to the king's manor of Brigstock. The land was enlarged, and in 1129-30 an account of £17 was made 'in the making of the king's house at Geddington'. Subsequent additions and repairs were made but none were recorded after 1285, and the buildings evidently fell into ruin, for none remained standing in 1374.
The site of the manor house (according to Bridges II 309) was immediately to the NE of the church, where irregularities suggest the presence of foundations (HKW).
The old Royal Castle lay on the N side of Geddington church. Part of the building still remains (Stukeley).
The indicated site is now occupied by a modern housing estate (F1 JB 22-JUL-1969). (PastScape)

Royal Hunting Lodge (perhaps SP 89558308), immediately N.E. of Geddington church. There was a small royal estate of one hide here in 1086, which was later enlarged. In 1129–30 £17 was spent in 'the making of the King's house at Geddington'. Subsequent additions and repairs were made but none is recorded after 1285. No building remained standing after 1374 (H.M. Colvin, The History of the King's Works, II (1963), 943–4). The site, according to Bridges, was N.E. of the church in a close called Castle or Hall Yard, where irregularities suggested the existence of foundations (J. Bridges, Hist. of Northants., II (1791), 309; C.A. Markham, Hist. and Ants. of Geddington, (1899), 50–52). The area, which was called Castle Close in 1717 (NRO, Map of Geddington), is now covered by a modern housing estate. (RCHME)
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