Doddington, Lincolnshire

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Church of St Peter, Doddington
Doddington is located in Lincolnshire
 Doddington shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK899700
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
Unitary authority North Kesteven
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lincoln
Postcode district LN6
Dialling code 01522
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham (UK Parliament constituency)
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Coordinates: 53°13′08″N 0°39′14″W / 53.219°N 0.654°W / 53.219; -0.654

Doddington is a village in the civil parish of Doddington and Whisby in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The parish lies 5 miles (8.0 km) west from Lincoln, north of the A46 road, and is bounded to its west by Nottinghamshire. It includes the hamlet of Whisby, and parts of the Whisby Moor Nature Reserve.[1]

In the Domesday account Doddington is written as "Dodingtone", in the Hundred of Graffoe, in Kesteven. It held 21 households, 14 villagers, 6 smallholders, a church with priest, and 4 ploughlands.[2] Before the Conquest, lordship was held by Aelric son of Mergeat; after, the abbey of Westminster St Peter became Lord and Tenant-in-chief.[3]

Doddington’s Grade II listed parish church is dedicated to St Peter.[4][5] The church was rebuilt in 1771 but retained its Early English font;[6] the rebuilding was under the auspices of Lord Delaval.[7] Pevsner notes that the architects, Thomas and William Lumby, retained and copied north aisle details from the previous Decorated building, and that the church holds a c.1569 chalice, a 1670 alms basin, a 1706 flagon by John Bodington, and a 1706 paten by William Fawdery.[8]

Other listed structures include farm houses, cottages and occupational buildings.[9]

Within the village is the Grade I listed Elizabethan house, Doddington Hall,[10][11] a former seat of the Northumbrian Delaval family.[12] The house is E-plan, and surmounted by three octagonal brick turrets with leaded cupolas[6]


  1. ^ Doddington and Whisby parish map,; retrieved 21 June 2011
  2. ^ "Documents Online: Doddington, Lincolnshire", Folio: 346r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 23 December 2011
  3. ^ "Doddington", Retrieved 23 December 2011
  4. ^ St Peter’s Church Doddington, British Listed Buildings; retrieved 21 June 2011
  5. ^ Doddington (with Whisby),; retrieved 21 June 2011
  6. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 117; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  7. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 378
  8. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 514, 515; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  9. ^ Doddington and Whisby, British Listed Buildings; retrieved 21 June 2011
  10. ^ Doddington Hall, British Listed Buildings; retrieved 21 June 2011
  11. ^ Doddington Hall, Historic Houses Association; retrieved 21 June 2011
  12. ^ "Doddington Hall" Heritage Educational Outreach Trust; retrieved 21 June 2011

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