This village and parish lie one and a half miles north-east of Louth and about 3 miles west of Cockerington. It is bordered on the north by Brackenbury and Alvingham parishes, with Stewton parish just to the south. The parish is on the eastern side of the Wolds, and includes about 1,040 acres.
The small village itself lies just north of the Louth Navigation Canal (the River Lud), and is sandwiched between the two roads out of Louth to Alvington and Cockerington. If you are planning a visit:
Take either the Alvington or Cockerington road east out of Louth.
Keddington is from the Old English Cydda+ing+tun, meaning "farmstead of a man called Cydda", and is rendered as Cadington in the 1086 Domesday Book. In the 12th century, the name appears as Kedingtuna. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]