Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

DOVERIDGE, a parish in the hundred of APPLETREE, county of DERBY, 1 mile (E. by N.) from Uttoxeter, containing 843 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £12. 2. 1. The Duke of Devonshire was patron in 1785. The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, has considerable portions in the early style of English architecture, Isaac Dance, in 1786, bequeathed 40s. a year towards the support of a school, which annuity is vested in Lord Waterpark, by whose further contributions twenty-five children are taught in a school-room built by subscription in 1787, at which time a house for the master was also erected. Doveridge is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s. A market formerly held at this place was granted to the prior of Tutbury in 1275, but it has been long disused.

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