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Dodderhill, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Dodderhill, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, partly within the municipal borough of Droitwich. The village stands in the vicinity of the Birmingham and Worcester Canal, half a mile N of Droitwich, and had anciently an hospital, founded in the time of Edward I. by William de Dovere. The parish includes the villages of Wychbold and Rashwood, and Paper Mills, formerly extra-parochial. There is a post office at Wychbold under Droitwich; money order and telegraph office, Droitwich. Acreage, 3512; population of the civil parish, 1660; of the ecclesiastical, 945. Some of the inhabitants are employed in paper-mills and salt works. Impney and Wychbold Hall are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £220 with residence. The church shows some curious features partly Norman, was much injured during the Civil War and afterwards restored, and has a tower and monumental tablets. The perpetual curacy of Wychbold is a separate benefice. There is a Congregational chapel at Wychbold.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishDodderhill St. Augustine 
HundredHalfshire 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.