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Doddington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Doddington, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies near the river Till, 3 miles N of Wooler station on the N.E.R., and has a post office under Wooler (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Wooler. Acreage, 4917; population, 222. The parish contains also the townships of Nesbit, Ewart, and the Fentons. Population, 510. The Earl of Tankerville is lord of the manor and-principal landowner. There are remains of a Druidical temple, and Danish and British encampments; there is also a remarkable spring called " The Dod Well," which yields 73 gallons of water per minute. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value,. £237 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is Early English and good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE71
Post TownWooler