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Greensome Lane Greensome Lane Broadmeadow Croft Conway Road Doxey (not Doxey Road !) Sutton Drive Marsland Road Marsland Close Ashley Close Bradbury Rise Teal Walk St Thomas & St Andrews Church Doxey House Doxey Hub Doxey Primary School Bradbury Rise Stores Sandpiper Drive Lapwing PLace Whimbrel Park Widgeons Rest Plover Green Moorhen Grove

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The large 'Broad Meadows' estate built by the borough council soon after the war comprises the core of central Doxey. The southern area contains the school, the shop and the 'Hub' community building. South of Doxey (road) - houses from the original hamlet and the thirties - is the new Mallard Walk estate.


Broad Meadows - South

At the end of the eighties the area was completely rebuilt (with twice as many houses) as 'Broad Meadows'. Road names were reused. Most of the existing tenants stayed in the area. (The northern part of the estate is described elsewhere).

Doxey Hub. The Doxey Hub Community Centre (https://www.facebook.com/doxeyhub/) is situated off Sutton Drive - more details to follow.

Bradbury Rise Stores is one of the two main shops in Doxey. This was the local Post Office for many years until it was closed in 2004 after much local protest.

Doxey Primary School is accessed from Marsland Road and Doxey (road). Built in 1960, children previously went either to Seighford or Tenterbanks (in Stafford)

Greensome Lane - southern part

The original Greensome Lane ran from near the White House to Tillington across the Doxey Marshes.When the railway came in 1837 the lane was cut leaving the southern part of Greensome lane as just an access road to the reed and willow beds on the Marshes.

When the council estate was built after the war the new Greensome Lane looped South to overlook the allotments on the bank down to the Marshes.

2003 Greensome Lane was the boundary between Stafford on the east and Seighford on the west.

In the late 1930s there were two small housing developments at the south end of Greensome Lane - one of a number of police houses and the other built by Universal Grinding Wheel for some of their employees. These were later sold off.

Doxey (road) 134 - 177 .

Until the early 1900s the only houses here were those in the original hamlet between Brookhouse farm and the older cottages near the church.
The houses between Greensome Lane and Bradbury Rise were built in the thirties. A large detached house ('Brodick') was converted into 'the Three Tuns' pub in the fifties (and closed in 2009 and demolished in 2013).

St Thomas and St Andrew Church was built in 1975 replacing St Thomas's in Derby St (Stafford) and the small St Andrew's opposite the Drive.

Doxey House - was one of the original Doxey houses. It was extended and converted to sheltered accommodation in the seventies.

Mallard Walk - Major Part

Mallard Walk was developed between 2015 and 2020 by Bellway after a lengthy planning argument between local residents and the Borough Council (see Burleyfieds background).

The area had been owned by Universal Grinding Wheel (Later San Gobain). The 170 houses are the first part of a major expansion of Stafford which will eventually culminate in another 2000 houses being built by Taylor-Wimpey in the area between the Greenway, Stafford Castle and Castlefields. (There is an additional part of the development south of The Drive)

Amended : 21-11-19