Cambridgeshire - Doddington

St. Mary Doddington

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The church of St. Mary is built of stone, in the early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north and south porches, vestry and a western tower with spire containing a clock and 5 bells. The chancel, separated from the nave by carved oak screen, was restored in 1891.

Doddington Clock Tower & Wesleyan Chapel

Doddington sits on fenland's largest island after Ely and it is just twenty-five feet above sea level The clock tower was erected at a cost of 80 to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. The spire and weathervane were added in 1911, but in 1937, the county surveyor suggested it should be removed from the middle of the road to its present site. The house to the left of the Wesleyan chapel was built by John Yorke in 1850. Named 'Alpha Cottage', it has stayed with the same family thoughout the years.


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Details of Doddington War memorial can be found on the Roll of Honour site.

Details of Doddington School War memorial can be found on the Roll of Honour site.

A Roll of Honour to the Doddington Yeomanry inside St Wendreda's Church, March, lists the officers of the Troop when founded in 1798 and officers and men when the unit was disbanded in 1827. These men mostly came from the March, Wimblington and Benwick area.

Samuel Lewis's Topographical - Gazeetter 1831

DODDINGTON, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of WITCHFORD, ISLE of ELY, county of CAMBRIDGE, 4 miles (S. by W.) from March, comprising the chapelries of Benwick and Marsh, and the hamlet of Wimblington, and containing 5899 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ely, and in the patronage of Sir H. Peyton, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The sum of 500, given in 1719, by Lionel Walden, Esq., a native of the parish, for the erection of a free school, having for many years remained unappropriated, has accumulated to 1800 three per cents., and 500 four per cents., and a school has been recently established, the master of which has a salary of 40 per annum and a house.
From Keith Goodway's family album.

Labelled on back
"Doddington Rectory. Back of House. 1887".
Photo by G. Beales, New Road, Spalding.
Pevsner says it was built 1871-73

Labelled on back
"Doddington Rectory Nr. March.
The Front. 1887".
Photo by G.Beales, New Road, Spalding.
Pevsner says it was built 1871-73.

Labelled on back
"Doddington Church Interior 1887".
Photo by G. Beales, New Road, Spalding.

Labelled
"Doddington Church and House 1887".
Taken by G.Beales, New Road, Spalding

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