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Doddington, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Doddington, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands 1½ mile SW from Wim-blington station on the G.N. and G.E. junction railway, 4½ miles SSW from March, has a post, money order, and telegraph office under March, and was once a seat of the Bishops of Ely. Population of parish, 1366. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £1200 with residence. Patron, Sir Algernon Peyton, Bart. The living was formerly the richest benefice in the kingdom, but by Acts passed in 1847 and 1856 it was divided into the seven rectories of Benwick, Doddington, Wimblington, March St Wendreda, March St Peter, March St John, and March St Mary. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, and there are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. The workhouse for the North Witchford Union is in this parish.

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 CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishDoddington St. Mary 
HundredNorth Witchford 
Poor Law unionNorth Witchford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Doddington from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

Postal districtPE15
Post TownMarch