Doddington, Cheshire

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Coordinates: 53°01′37″N 2°26′17″W / 53.027°N 2.438°W / 53.027; -2.438

Doddington
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Doddington Hall
Doddington is located in Cheshire
Doddington
Doddington
 Doddington shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ707478
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NANTWICH
Postcode district CW5
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Doddington is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, which lies to the north east of Audlem and to the south of Crewe. Nearby villages include Blakenhall, Bridgemere, Checkley, Hatherton, Walgherton and Wybunbury. The A51 runs north–south through the parish.

In 2001, the civil parish had a population of a little under 50.

Governance[edit]

Doddington is administered by Doddington and District Parish Council, which also includes the parishes of Blakenhall, Bridgemere, Checkley cum Wrinehill, Hunsterson and Lea.[1] From 1974 the civil parish was served by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, which was succeeded on 1 April 2009 by the new unitary authority of Cheshire East .[2] Doddington falls in the parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich,[3] which has been represented by Edward Timpson since a by-election in 2008.

Doddington Park[edit]

Doddington Hall (rear)

The 18th century mansion of Doddington Hall, by Samuel Wyatt,[4] is located within the parish. The park falls mainly within Doddington, with parts in the adjacent civil parishes of Bridgemere and Hunsterson. It was landscaped by Capability Brown[5] and includes the tower of the 14th century Doddington Castle,[6] St John's Church,[7] and several meres and areas of woodland, including Chapel Wood and George's Wood. Also within the grounds is the large mere of Doddington Pool (or Doddington Lake), which is used for sailing, fishing and bird watching.[5] The National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens lists 100 hectares of the grounds at grade II.[8]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 44.[9] The parish had population figures of 51 (1801), 86 (1851), 70 (1901) and 1094 (1951).[7]

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