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Dodleston parish church, 2009.JPG
St Mary's Church, Dodleston
Grid reference: SJ362610
Location: 53°7’27"N, 2°56’1"W
Population: 715  (2011)
Post town: Chester
Postcode: CH4
Dialling code: 01244
Local Government
Council: Cheshire West & Chester
City of Chester

Dodleston is a village and parish in Cheshire on the border with Flintshire. The ancient parish comprises the townships of Dodleston, Lower Kinnerton and Higher Kinnerton, the latter of which lies in Flintshire. The civil parish consists of the Cheshire townships with the addition of the township of Marlston-cum-Lache. At the 2001 census, the population of the civil parish was 777,[1] reducing to 715 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Dodleston is the birthplace of Sir Thomas Egerton (1540–1617)., who rose to become one of the most important characters in history during the latter years of Queen Elizabeth I and the early reign of King James I (VI of Scotland). Because of his high status he could have been buried in either Westminster Abbey or St Paul's Cathedral in London but chose St Mary's Church Dodleston as his final resting place.[3]

Dodleston has a church, village shop with post office, village hall, village green, the Red Lion pub, primary school and easy access into Chester. It also has good examples of buildings by the 19th century architect John Douglas.


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