Doddenham

St Mary's mortuary chapel.

Doddenham, Worcestershire

Knightwick and Doddenham are separated by the River Teme. Doddenham old church was dedicated to St Andrew. Both Doddenham and Knightwick parish churches were pulled down in the 19th century. A modern bridge now joins the villages and the current church, dedicated to St. Mary, was built in 1856 on the N side to serve both. To the S of the river the old church site was used to build a mortuary chapel, also dedicated to St. Mary, in 1879.

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Doddenham, a parish in the hund. of Doddingtree, union of Martley, county of Worcester; 7 miles west by north of Worcester, on the northern bank of the Teme. Living, a curacy annexed to the rectory of Knightwich. Upwards of 50 acres of hops are annually grown here. Acres 830. Houses 55. A. P. £1,128. Pop., in 1801, 210; in 1831. 283. Poor rates, in 1837, £66.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Doddenham – a hamlet and chapelry to the parish of Knightwick, Doddingtree hundred, lower division, 6 ½ miles W.N.W. from Worcester, and 118 from London; containing 55 inhabited houses. Population, 1801, 210 – 1811, 231 – 1821, 252.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Directories

Doddenham Littleburys Directory 1905
Doddenham Littleburys Directory 1879
Doddenham Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820