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  • The parish was in the "South West" sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 617
1861 R.G. 9 / 2355
1871 R.G. 10 / 3366
1891 R.G. 12 / 2587


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Doddington 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

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church was almost entirely rebuilt in stone in 1771.
  • The church seats 200.
  • Here are two photos of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church

Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1690.
  • We have a partial parish register extract text file. Your additions would be welcome.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the "South West" sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lie just west of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, just south of the Fossdyke Canal. Skellingthorpe parish is to the north-east and Thorpe on the Hill parish is to the south. The parish is bounded on the west by Nottinghamshire. The parish covers about 2,500 acres.

The village of Doddington is just outside the suburbs of the city of Lincoln. Whisby is a hamlet in the parish. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1190 arterial road between North Hykeham and the Fossdyke Canal west off of the A46 trunk road.
  • There are camping facilities just south-west of the village.
  • Check our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Doddington which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • The parish was served by a railway station 2 miles north-west of the village on a line of the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast railway.
  • There is a good book on local history: R. E. G. COLE, History of the manor and township of Doddington: otherwise Doddington-Pigot, in the county of Lincoln, and its successive owners, with pedigrees, Lincoln: J. Williamson, printer, 1897, 276 pgs.


  • Doddington Hall was formerly the seat of the DELAVAL or de LAVAL family.
  • In 1841, the manor belonged to Colonel George Ralph Payne JARVIS.
  • In 1912, the manor belonged to George Eden JARVIS.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK900700 (Lat/Lon: 53.219423, -0.653524), Doddington which are provided by:

Military History

  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the War Memorial inside the church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2008.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Lower Division of the ancient Graffoe (or Boothby Graffoe) Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • In April, 1931, this Civil Parish was abolished and replaced by the Doddington and Whisby Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, contact the North Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln South petty session hearings on the first and third Friday of each month.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 189
1811 209
1841 220
1851 264
1871 177
1881 156
1891 147
1901 149
1911 155
1921 128


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1851. In 1912, average attendance was only 26.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.