Welcome to Dodford with Grafton Parish Council

The Parish of Dodford with Grafton lies some three miles west of Bromsgrove and displays the essential characteristics of the Chartist village that came into existence in 1849. More than half of the properties were built before 1900 and a number of these are 'listed' buildings within a Conservation Area. The oldest remains are of a priory, founded in the 12th century, now incorporated in a Tudor House situated in Priory Road.
Grafton Manor, a hotel with a history stretching back 700 years, lies on the southern edge of the Parish. One of the listed buildings, a Chartist bungalow named Rosedene, was recently purchased by the National Trust and opened on a restricted usage for educational visits.
The Mission Church, standing where the Village Hall now is, was originally consecrated in 1863. The present church in Priory Road, Holy Trinity and St. Mary, was completed in 1908 and features woodwork and plasterwork in the Arts and Crafts style and stonework embellished by the Bromsgrove Guild. The church shares a vicar with Catshill and Marlbrook and there is usually a morning service and Young People's Church every Sunday morning.
Dodford First School was opened in 1877 and serves the needs of the Parish and the surrounding area. The school provides education for children up to the age of 9 years.


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23 March Parish Council Meeting Cancelled

The Parish Council meeting due to take place on Monday 23 March has been cancelled due to the Village Hall and the Church being closed for public meetings whilst social distancing and self isolation is in place. The Parish Council is looking to arrange virtual meetings going forward by video conferencing and more information will follow as and when these are set up. At the moment there is no legislation in place to allow Parish Councils to hold virtual meetings but the Parish Council has been advised this may be announced by the Government in a Bill on Monday. The virtual meetings will be open to the public and I will post details on how residents can access these meetings if they wish to attend.
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Park Gate Inn Grafton Manor Dodford Parish Church
Dodford Inn Dodford Children's Holiday Farm Rosedene Cottage

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