Place:Doddington, Northumberland, England

TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.587°N 2.005°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoChatton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Glendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Nesbit (near Wooler), Northumberland, Englandparish absorbed into Doddington in 1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

The village and parish of Doddington is situated on the south side of the Milfield Plain, approximately 2 miles from the town of Wooler in the county of Northumberland. Notable buildings in Doddington include Doddington Hall, and the Anglican Church of St Mary and St Michael, which was built in the 18th century on the site of an original 12th Century place of worship. Its population, according to the 2011 UK census, was 195.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Doddington.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Doddington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"DODDINGTON, a township and a parish in Glendale [registration] district, Northumberland. The township lies near the river Till, 3¼ miles N of Wooler, and 8½ SW of Beal [railway] station; and has a post office under Alnwick. Acres: 4,798. Population: 381. Houses: 74.
"The parish contains also the townships of Nesbit, Ewart, Humbleton, and Earl. Acres: 9,110. Real property: £10,182. Population: 795. Houses: 158. The property is divided among a few. Coal is worked. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value: 360. Patron: the Duke of Northumberland. The church is early English, and good."

Doddington was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Chatton, Northumberland. It became a separate ancient parish in 1785 and a civil parish after 1837. From 1894 until 1974 the parish was part of Glendale Rural District. It was enlarged when Nesbit parish was abolished and absorbed in 1955. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Doddington became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

Townships in Parish

Research Tips

  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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