Dodington, Gloucestershire

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Dodington Park
Grid reference: ST752798
Location: 51°31’7"N, 2°21’44"W
Population: 8,206  (2011)
Post town: Bristol
Postcode: BS37
Local Government
Council: South Gloucestershire
Thornbury and Yate

Dodington is a village in Gloucestershire, lying in a small, fertile valley between Codrington and Old Sodbury, and it runs together with the even tinier hamlet of Coombes End. Dodington is about two and a half miles south-east of Chipping Sodbury.

The River Frome rises within Dodington Park, the estate that originally formed the economic basis of this small village. The Cotswold Way also passes through the north end of the village. The River Boyd rises just south of the village.


Numerous Roman remains, including part of a villa have been found in the parish.

Dodington is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village has grown little since then, boasting a mailbox and a road junction, but no shops nor pub.

James Dyson, inventor of the Dyson cyclonic separation vacuum cleaner, is from Dodington, and bought Dodington Park in 2003. Admiral Sir Edward Codrington GCB RN, a hero of the Battle of Trafalgar and of the Battle of Navarino was born here.


Football: Dodington Football Club, formed in 2011. As Dodington has no football pitch facilities, Dodington FC play their home matches in Yate a mile and a half from Dodington.

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