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An ancient village attractively set above the river Dove right on the border with Staffordshire.

Just off the busy A50 and close to Uttoxeter, the old Dove Bridge marks an important crossing place of the lower river Dove, with a modern bridge now taking the main traffic. Parts of the fine old Parish Church of St Cuthbert date back to the 12th Century and the interior has some excellent architectural features, notably the graceful lancets in the chancel and the memorials to the Cavendish family. A 14th Century stone cross in the churchyard was restored in the 19th Century. The main approach to the church leads through a tunnel partly formed by the branches of a famed ancient yew tree of remarkable girth. Many fine houses date from the 17th and 18th Centuries whilst newer homes have been built on land once part of the park of the of now demolished Doveridge Hall.

Things to do; Uttoxeter, with its' Race Course and Heritage Centre are a short distance away. The Staffordshire Way footpath passes over the Dove Bridge just to the west of the village. There is a Post Office, a general store and also a pub.

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