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  • Welcome

    Welcome to Boddington

    Boddington comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Boddington which nestle in the beautiful South Northamptonshire countryside on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.  

    Centrally located within commuting distance of London and Birmingham it offers the best of living in a thriving community with the practicality of working lives.

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  • Latest News on HS2

    Follow the latest progress on HS2

    Keep up to date with developments on HS2.

    Videos have been created which show the impact of HS2 in the form of a fly-past. Click here to watch the videos.  Also please see a letter that Andrea Leadsom has written to the Chairman of the HS2 Select Committee, and the briefing by HS2 Action Alliance on mitigation of the Environmental Impact of HS2.  

    Focus in the news recently has been the impact on local communities of contstruction traffic, particularly on the A 361 at Wardington.  See here for more information on this.

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  • Queen's 90th Birthday

    Queen's 90th Birthday

    Please note there will be a Beacon lit in honour of the Queen's Birthday on Jubilee Field on 21st April at 6.45pm. Find out more.

    Streetparty and Fete to celebrate Queen's 90th Birthday on 9th July at the Village Hall and Charles Cowper Field

    Watch this space for news on the plans to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. Current plans include a streetparty together with a fete with lots of activities as well as a disco and children's entertainment.

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Community

Boddington Walk

Local Walks around Boddington

Follow the local walk around Boddington

You can see the evidence of history as it still remains in the architechture of some of the old dwellings, and enjoy the beauty of lovely countryside. You can download a printable version of the map and commentary

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News

Anglian starts £1.3m investment in Boddington

The work has been designed to significantly reduce the chance of burst mains in the Upper Boddington area.

Paul Valleley, Director of Water Services for Anglian Water, said: “Since the most recent burst main, last autumn, we’ve been working to understand the root cause of problems in the area.  As part of our investigations we’ve also been in touch with local residents, the parish council and other stakeholders to ensure the work we are planning will address any concerns they had.  After a thorough investigation, we’ve designed a solution to dramatically reduce the chances of burst mains or similar issues in future.”

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A History of Boddington

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The spelling of Boddington has changed over the centuries from Botendon in Domesday Book (1086) through Bottelendon (12th century Survey of Northamptonshire), and Budinton in the Calendar of Close Rolls (1244) to Botyngdon (1358), Botyndoun (1396) and Botyngdon (1428). When it became established as Boddington we do not know, but on some 19th century maps it was spelled with only one d. The origin of the name could be Botas Hill (dun) or, as Baker surmises, it could be compounded of Boten, a contraction of the Saxon plural of botl, a habitation, and dune or done, a down, which corresponds with the situation of the upper village.

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