Doddington, Lincolnshire

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St.Peter's church, Doddington - - 183588.jpg
Church of St Peter, Doddington
Doddington is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population319 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK899700
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Civil parish
  • Doddington and Whisby
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN6
Dialling code01522
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°13′08″N 0°39′14″W / 53.219°N 0.654°W / 53.219; -0.654Coordinates: 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 population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 319.[1] The parish lies 5 miles (8 km) west of Lincoln,[2] to the 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.[3]

In the Domesday Book of 1086, 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.[4] Before the Conquest, lordship was held by Aelric son of Mergeat; after, the abbey of Westminster St Peter became Lord and Tenant-in-chief.[5]

Doddington's Grade II listed parish church is dedicated to St Peter.[6][7] The church was rebuilt in 1771 but retained its Early English font;[8] the rebuilding was under the auspices of Lord Delaval.[9] 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.[10]

John 'Jack' Delaval (1756-1775), the last male heir of the Delaval family, died aged nineteen and was buried in St Peter's Doddington. Reportedly the church interior was painted black for the funeral.[11]

Other listed structures include farm houses, cottages and occupational buildings.[12]

Within the village is the Grade I listed Elizabethan house, Doddington Hall,[13][14] a former seat of the Northumbrian Delaval family.[15] The house is E-plan, and surmounted by three octagonal brick turrets with leaded cupolas.[8]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". National Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ AA Book of British Villages. Drive Publications Limited. 1980. p. 153. ISBN 9780340254875.
  3. ^ Doddington and Whisby parish map, Retrieved 21 June 2011
  4. ^ "Documents Online: Doddington, Lincolnshire", Folio: 346r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 23 December 2011
  5. ^ "Doddington", Retrieved 23 December 2011
  6. ^ St Peter’s Church Doddington, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  7. ^ Doddington (with Whisby), Genuki. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  8. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p.117; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  9. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p.378
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ Green, Martin (2010); The Delavals: A Family History, p.96.
  12. ^ Doddington and Whisby, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  13. ^ Doddington Hall, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  14. ^ Doddington Hall, Historic Houses Association; retrieved 21 June 2011
  15. ^ "Doddington Hall" Heritage Educational Outreach Trust. Retrieved 21 June 2011

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