Doveridge is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, near the border with Staffordshire and about 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Uttoxeter. Its name may come from its having a bridge over the river Dove (i.e. Dove(B)ridge), a tributary of the River Trent. The civil parish population (including Oaks Green) as taken at the 2011 Census was 1,622.[1]

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Dove Bridge Now by-passed by the A50 dual carriageway and a new crossing just downstream.
Doveridge is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population1,622 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Doveridge
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDE6
Dialling code01889
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°54′15″N 1°49′28″W / 52.9042°N 1.8244°W / 52.9042; -1.8244Coordinates: 52°54′15″N 1°49′28″W / 52.9042°N 1.8244°W / 52.9042; -1.8244

Doveridge has a pub, the "Cavendish Arms", a village shop, and a working men's club. The village also has a football team and a cricket team, both quite successful in their local leagues.


Doveridge was recorded in the Domesday Book, under the old English name "Dubbige", as belonging to Henry de Ferrers[2] and being worth one hundred shillings.[3]

According to legend, Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married under the old yew tree in the churchyard of St Cuthbert's Church in the village. The church is over 900 years old and has an historic peal of bells.

The A50 from Derby to Stoke-on-Trent used to run through the village. In the 1960s it was planned to widen this road, and Cavendish Lodge, a splendid 16 room, 17th century hunting lodge, belonging to the Lewis family, was knocked down. Shortly afterwards the road widening plan was dropped; however a by-pass was built in 1998 to the north of the village.


The village has its own civil parish.

Doveridge is part of the Doveridge and Sudbury ward in Derbyshire Dales District Council and is represented by the Conservative Albert Catt. The village is considered a Conservative safe seat. In Derbyshire County Council it is part of the Ashbourne ward and is represented by the Conservative Andrew Lewer.

Doveridge is part of the Derbyshire Dales constituency and the current MP is Conservative Sarah Dines; before Brexit it was part of the East Midlands European Parliament constituency and was represented by 5 MEPs.

Public servicesEdit

Despite being in Derbyshire, Doveridge uses the Uttoxeter (01889) area code.


The A50 runs to the north of the village and is the main way into the village.

Doveridge has 5 bus Stops and is served by routes 1 and 1E.

The Nearest Railway station is Uttoxeter.

The nearest airport is East Midlands.


The local newspapers covering the area are the Uttoxeter Advertiser and the Uttoxeter Post and Times.

The BBC local radio station is BBC Radio Derby and the local independent station is Capital East Midlands.

Doveridge is covered by the Central ITV and BBC East Midlands TV regions.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Tissington, Hartshorne, Cubley, Aston-on-Trent and Cowley,
  3. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.746

External linksEdit

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