Doddington  Cambridgeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Doddington like this:

DODDINGTON, a village and a parish in North Witchford district, Cambridge. The village stands near the Wisbeach and Cambridge railway, near Wimblington r. station, 4¼ miles SSW of March; has a post office under March; and was once a seat of the Bishops of Ely-Real property, £15, 355. ...

Pop., 1, 380. Houses, 273. The parish contains also the town of March, and the hamlets of Wimblington and Benwick. Acres, 36, 985. Real property £92, 166. Pop., 8, 722. Houses, 1,894. The manor belongs to Sir A. Peyton, Bart. The surface is fenny; and is bisected by the old river Nen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; and, till 1868, was the richest benefice in the kingdom; but was then divided into the three rectories of Doddington, March, and Benwick. Value of the three, £7, 306.* Patron, Sir A. Peyton, Bart. There are a Baptist chapel, four Methodist chapels, a national school, an endowed school with £55 a year, town-lands £146, and other charities £702. Nalson, the historian, was rector.

Doddington through time

Doddington is now part of Fenland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fenland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Doddington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Doddington, in Fenland and Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th May 2024

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