Doddington, Cambridgeshire

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Doddington chapel and clocktower
Doddington
Doddington is located in Cambridgeshire
Doddington
Doddington
Doddington shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 2,181 (2011)
OS grid reference TL402911
Civil parish
  • Doddington
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town March
Postcode district PE15
Dialling code 01354
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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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 in Cambridgeshire, 4 miles (6 km) between Chatteris and March.

History[edit]

Historically, Doddington was one of the largest parishes in England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census is 2,181 .[1] 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.

In the centre of the village is a clocktower built in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The village is also notable for its large carnival held on the first Saturday in July, followed in the afternoon by a children's sports event.

Set in Fenland, between Chatteris and March, Doddington has two churches, St Mary’s Parish Church and the Methodist Chapel. The village has almost 1000 dwellings.

Amenities[edit]

The village has a public house, The Three Tuns. Local amenities includes a post office, a few shops, a fish and chip/fast food outlet, ladies and gents hairdressers, a doctors surgery and an NHS minor injuries unit.

Doddington has a Village Hall as well as two sports fields, one with a pavilion containing changing rooms, catering facilities and multi purpose room. Doddington has Guides, Scouts, Women’s Institute, the women’s section of the Royal British Legion, Short Mat Bowls Club, Outdoor Bowls Club, Cricket Club, Football teams, and an Under 5’s group.

Doddington has a monthly village magazine, 'Doddington Doings'.

Government[edit]

The village is under the administration of Fenland District Council.

Personalities[edit]

Christopher Tye, composer and organist, was rector here after taking holy orders. Jonnie Peacock, MBE, sprinter who won gold at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, wasn’t born in the village of Doddington but his mother now resides there.

Jonnie Peacock's golden postbox in Doddington

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Doddington, Cambridgeshire at Wikimedia Commons