Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire, NN7 4QU
Date of visit: 17th May 2020
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Weedon Bec, usually just Weedon, is a large village and parish in the district of Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. It lies close to the source of the River Nene.
The village is usually called just “Weedon” when including “Lower Weedon” and “Upper Weedon” which were once distinct villages now merged into one. The settlement patterns of all three villages have been distorted by the presence of the major road, the canal, the military establishments and the railway station and present an unusual example of urban sprawl in an otherwise rural part of England.
The area on the A5, the Roman road of Watling Street from London to Holyhead was known as “Road Weedon” and earlier “Weedon on the Street”. The “Bec” part of the name is derived from the Abbey of Bec-Hellouin, in Normandy, France, which owned most of the village until the dissolution of the monasteries, when King Henry VIII gave it to Eton College.
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Location – UK Postcode NN7 4QU
Location – OS Grid Ref: 462940, 259313
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.228426, -1.07992
Location – Northing / Westing 52°13’42.3″N 1°04’47.7″W