Doxey

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Doxey
Doxey is located in Staffordshire
Doxey
Doxey
Doxey shown within Staffordshire
Population2,364 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ9004923850
Civil parish
  • Doxey
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTAFFORD
Postcode districtST16
Dialling code01785
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°48′44″N 2°08′40″W / 52.8122°N 2.1444°W / 52.8122; -2.1444Coordinates: 52°48′44″N 2°08′40″W / 52.8122°N 2.1444°W / 52.8122; -2.1444

Doxey is a village and civil parish in the borough of Stafford in Staffordshire, England. It is a north-western suburb of Stafford. The village became a civil parish on 1 April 2005.

There is some uncertainty about the origin of the name Doxey but it seems that it was originally Dokesei (This may be "Ducks Island" - a reference to the fact that the centre of Doxey would have been surrounded by marsh). In the Domesday Book it is spelt Dochesig.

Transport links[edit]

Buses

Doxey is served by the Number 6 Arriva Midlands bus service between Doxey and Stafford town centre. It runs about every 30 minutes.

Current timetables (click to view)

Trains

Stafford station (1.5miles 2.2 km) is on the West Coast Main Line and provides frequent services to London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Penkridge, Liverpool Lime Street etc.

Road

The road through Doxey generally follows the old road out to Seighford and Derrington. Doxey is the site of a motorway maintenance area for the M6 and is used as an access point for the emergency services.

Schools[edit]

Churches[edit]

Geography[edit]

The new parish is bound by the West Coast Main Line, River Sow and Doxey Marshes to the north, the M6 motorway to the west and to the south an area of low-lying agricultural land leading to Stafford Castle and the Way for the Millennium (Staffordshire) footpath (previously the Stafford-Newport-Shrewsbury railway line, now established as the 'Greenway').

Tourist attractions & leisure[edit]

Doxey has easy access to a number of walking and cycling routes, of particular interest is the Way for the Millennium (Staffordshire) footpath. This is an easy walk for all, treating you to some great countryside views and regular stops at other local villages and towns. There is plenty to explore off the path as well and as it runs all the way to Burton upon Trent, should keep even the hardiest of walkers entertained for some time.

Additional walks

There is a 300-acre (1.2 km2) wet grassland site, located in the heart of the County town of Stafford known as Doxey Marshes which connects to additional walking and cycle paths. It is managed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Notable people[edit]

  • Stanley Gobey (1916 in Doxey – 1992) an English first-class cricketer who played for Warwickshire in 1946

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish 2011". Retrieved 7 December 2015.

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