Doddington, Cambridgeshire

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Doddington
Doddington Chapel and clocktower (Cambridgeshire) - Geograph 2328868 b2a2e617.jpg
Doddington chapel and clocktower
Doddington is located in Cambridgeshire
Doddington
Doddington
Location within Cambridgeshire
Population2,181 (2011)
OS grid referenceTL402911
Civil parish
  • Doddington
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarch
Postcode districtPE15
Dialling code01354
PoliceCambridgeshire
FireCambridgeshire
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°29′42″N 0°03′40″E / 52.495°N 0.061°E / 52.495; 0.061Coordinates: 52°29′42″N 0°03′40″E / 52.495°N 0.061°E / 52.495; 0.061

Doddington is a village and civil parish lying just off the A141 in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, approximately half way (4 miles (6 km)) between Chatteris (to the south) and March (to the north)

History[edit]

Historically, Doddington was one of the largest parishes in England. Under the Doddington Rectory Division Act of 1856 it was divided into seven rectories, Benwick, Doddington, Wimblington, March Old Town, March St Peter, March St John and March St Mary. Doddington Hall, a private house, replaced the old Rectory in 1872.[1]

A clocktower was built in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, and is in the centre of the village.

Community[edit]

Doddington Parish Council has nine councillors, and is under the administration of Fenland District Council.

Doddington has almost 1000 dwellings. The population of the civil parish at the time of the 2011 census was 2,181.[2]

Local amenities includes The Three Tuns and The George public houses, a post office, a few shops, a fish & chip fast food outlet, ladies and gents hairdressers, a doctors' surgery and an NHS minor injuries unit. There are two churches, St Mary's Parish Church and a Methodist Chapel, and a war memorial.

Doddington has a village hall, and two sports fields, one with a pavilion containing changing rooms, catering facilities and multi-purpose room. It has Guides and Scouts troops, a Women's Institute, the women's section of the Royal British Legion, a short mat bowls club, outdoor bowls club, cricket club, football teams, and an under 5's group. The village holds the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival on the first Saturday in July which includes a children's sports event.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Jonnie Peacock's golden postbox in Doddington

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parks and Gardens. "Doddington Hall, Fenland". Parks & Gardens.
  2. ^ Cambridgeshire County Council, Research and Performance Team (2013). "Research and performance team 2011 census database (parishes)". Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ Jolley, Ben (9 July 2018). "Doddington Carnival and Sports Day brings community spirit to life in village". Cambs Times. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Christopher Tye (c1505-before 15 March 1573) on Hyperion Records". Hyperion Records. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Jonnie Peacock selects gold postbox site in Doddington". BBC News. BBC Sport. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Doddington at Wikimedia Commons