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Dordon on the A5 - - 7823.jpg
The A5 in Dordon.
Dordon is located in Warwickshire
Location within Warwickshire
Population3,215 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK2600
• London99 mi (159 km) SE
Civil parish
  • Dordon
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTamworth
Postcode districtB78
Dialling code01827
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°36′05″N 1°36′52″W / 52.6013°N 1.6145°W / 52.6013; -1.6145Coordinates: 52°36′05″N 1°36′52″W / 52.6013°N 1.6145°W / 52.6013; -1.6145

Dordon is a village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire district of the county of Warwickshire in England and close to the border with Staffordshire. The village is located on the A5 and is adjacent to the larger village of Polesworth. Other nearby places include Tamworth, Atherstone, Grendon, Wood End Village, Baddesley Ensor and Nuneaton. In 2001 the population for the parish of Dordon was 3,225, reducing slightly to 3,215 at the 2011 census.[1]


Dordon was just a row of houses until the opening of Birch Coppice mine and it has grown since then. There was a notable growth in the village in 1920 and Dordon became a civil parish in its own right on 1 April 1948,[2]


According to the 2001 Census the population for the Dordon ward and civil parish was 3,225.[3]


The village has its own parish called Dordon civil parish.[4]

Dordon is part of North Warwickshire and the Dordon Ward, and because of the mining connection the Ward often elects Labour councillors.[5] In Warwickshire County Council, Dordon is part of the Baddesley Ensor ward and is represented by the Labour Raymond Sweet.[6]

It is part of the North Warwickshire constituency. It was part of the West Midlands European Parliament constituency which was represented by 6 MEPs.

Public services[edit]

Waste collection services are provided by North Warwickshire Borough Council. Water and sewage services are provided by Severn Trent Water and the Sewage Treatment Works is in on the edge of Dordon.[7] The Distribution Network Operator for electricity is Central Networks better known as E.ON UK.

Unlike most villages in the area it uses a Birmingham (B) postcode rather than a Coventry (CV) postcode, due to its close proximity to Tamworth. There is a small sub-post office located in the Co-Operative store on New Street,[8] and the postal town is Tamworth (in Staffordshire). Dordon has its own library, formerly operated by Warwickshire county council.[9] but now run by volunteers belonging to the group "Readers of Roman Way".

The nearest police station is in Atherstone[10] and the nearest fire station is in Polesworth.


In 2009 there was an average of 5.1 crimes per 1,000 people for the ward of Hurley and Wood End, and during the same period there were 5 crimes per head for the borough of North Warwickshire. In 2010 the figure was up to 5.8 crimes per head. The most common type of crime is anti-social behaviour.[11] In January 2011 there were 19 reported crimes in Dordon[12]


Dordon lies in the North Warwickshire NHS trust area. Dordon has its own GPs called Dordon Surgery.[13] The George Eliot Hospital at Nuneaton is the area's local hospital.[14][15] It has an Accident and Emergency Department. Out of hours GP services are also based at George Eliot.


In terms of further education the area is served by North Warwickshire and Hinckley College at Nuneaton. There is also Tamworth and Lichfield College

Primary Education[edit]

Dordon has 2 primary schools; one called Dordon community primary school and the other called Birchwood primary school.

The Polesworth School[edit]

Despite being named after Polesworth, Dordon has a high school called The Polesworth School which is attended by students from the ages of 12-18.


According to the 2001 census for the parish of Dordon 2,568 describe themselves as Christian and 629 are non-religious, there are also 4 Buddhists, 9 Muslims, 13 Sikhs and 3 people describe their religion as other.[16]

St Leonard Church[edit]

Dordon's Church of England Parish church is called St Leonard Church and was built in 1868,[17] it is in the parish of St Leonard, Dordon along with St Mary church in nearby Freasley.

Dordon Congregational Church[edit]

Dordon also has a small Congregational Church on Long Street, Which is simply called Dordon Congregational Church.


Dordon lies close to the M42 at junction 10 and the A5 (Watling Street) runs through Dordon.

The village has many bus stops along dotted around and is served by route 765 and the newly introduced 766. The nearest railway station is Polesworth.[18] but this is now limited to one service northbound to Crewe in the weekdays so rail links are better placed to be made in Tamworth or Atherstone.

The nearest airports are Birmingham (12 miles) and East Midlands (20 miles). [19]


The local newspapers covering the area are the Tamworth Herald, which has a separate edition for North Warwickshire and the Atherstone Recorder.

Local radio includes BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Free Coventry & Warwickshire and Capital Mid-Counties.

The village is covered by the Central ITV and BBC West Midlands TV regions broadcast from the nearby Sutton Coldfield transmitting station.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Relationships / unit history of DORDON". Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  3. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "2001 census statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  4. ^ Dordon Civil Parish Archived 27 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Councillors by Ward: Dordon NWBC". 1 April 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Raymond (Ray) Sweet". Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Dordon Sewage Treatment Works". Retrieved 20 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Post Office® branch finder". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  9. ^ Warwickshire Libraries Archived 25 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Warwickshire Police Stations Archived 1 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Crime For Dordon". 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Crime for Dordon". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  13. ^ "NHS Surgeries Near Dordon". 9 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  14. ^ "NHS - Find your Nearest Doctor, Optician, Pharmacy, dentist, hospital: Outline NWBC". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  15. ^ "George Elliot Hospital". 14 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  16. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Religion (UV15)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  17. ^ A Church Near You. "St Leonard, Dordon". Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Dordon, Warwickshire Nearest station". Retrieved 20 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Nearest station/airport(s)". Retrieved 20 November 2011.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Dordon at Wikimedia Commons