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"DODDINGTON, a township in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (S. E.) from Nantwich, containing 39 inhabitants. There is a mutilated tower; which formed part of Doddington castle, erected by Sir John Delves in 1364, where are preserved statues of Lord Audley and his four squires who fought under the Black Prince at Poictiers; near it stood the old hall, which was made a parliamentary garrison in the civil war, taken for the king by Lord Byron, in January 1644, and retaken for the parliament shortly after. Sir Thomas Delves, who died in 1727, gave by deed £1535 for the purchase of land, the income derived from which is applied for the support of schools at Doddington and Weston, in which twenty boys and ten girls of the parish of Wybunbury are clothed and educated." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Doddington was a township in Wybunbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7146), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 51 in 1801, 86 in 1851, 70 in 1901, 1094 in 1951, and 44 in 2001.


  • Wybunbury: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Doddington.
  • Doddington: St. John (Church of England). Built in 1837 as a chapel to Wybunbury: St. Chad, becoming the district church for Doddington in 1840.

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