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  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1957
1891 R.G. 12 / 2195


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Doveridge area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • There was a church here at the time of the 1086 Domesday Survey.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Cuthbert.

  • The church was built around 1300.

  • The church was repaired in 1842.

  • The church was restored in 1866-69.

  • The church seats 350.

  • Legend has it that Robin Hood proposed to (or married) Maid Marian under the Yew Tree in the churchyard.

  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.

  • Eirian EVANS has a photograph of St. Cuthbert's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1574.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials (partially) extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church is in the rural deanery of Longford.

  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1805.

  • A Primitive Methodist chapel was built here in 1841 but appears to have been abandoned by 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Doveridge which are provided by:
"DOVERIDGE is a small village and parish, in the, hundred of Appletree, 17 miles. W. from Derby, and about 2 S. E. from Uttoxeter (Staffordshire), which is the nearest post town. Doveridge Hall, the seat of Lord Waterpark, is a modern and handsome building, pleasantly situate on an eminence, commanding a view of the town of Uttoxeter, the river Dove, and of the hills which terminate the prospect of the valley. The church, which is dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is a small edifice, chiefly in the early style of English architecture: the living is a vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Henry Stokes. The parish contaned, in 1821, 843 inhabitants, and in 1831, 792, being fewer by eight than was returned at the census taken in 1811."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The parish covers 4,375 acres and includes the hamlets of West Broughton, Eaton, Sedsall, Ley Hill, Clownholme, Holtwood and Woodhouse. The village has its own website for visitors.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Doveridge has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • There is a brief history of Doveridge online.

  • The Cavendish Arms Public House on the Derby Road has its own website: Cavendish Arms. The pub is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

  • The Cavendish Arms Public House on the Derby Road had the following proprietors listed in Directories:
 Year  Person
1857 John CAMPION, vict.
1891 David WHITING, farmer
1912 James GADSBY


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK114341 (Lat/Lon: 52.904197, -1.831961), Doveridge which are provided by:

Military History

  • Peter TAYLOR has a photograph of a Home Guard Post on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.

  • The Traces of War website tells us that St. Cuthbert's churchyard has two Commonwealth War Graves from World War II.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when these were estabished.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • You can contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are not staffed to assist you with family history searches.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Uttoxeter Poorlaw Union in Staffordshire.