Dovenby Village

Know your past, appreciate what is special, preserve our environment

All content are opinions and objections that were raised as part of the response to Msport planning application to Allerdale planning ref 2/2014/0350.  If you have any comment or disagreement then first realise that opinion is just that, opinion in a public planning process.  You may email factual errors to Contact @

A rural village with a medieval heritage - but an industrial estate imposed beside it

   Information & action to preserve rural tranquility

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Dovenby Hall Now

Dovenby Hall Msport website has a very informative page about Dovenby Hall history which can be reached from their home page.

Wikipedia page about Dovenby Hall

A professionally produced detailed appraisal of Dovenby history was done by Mott MacDonald as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the latest Msport development.

View Historic Environment Technical Appendix it on the

Allerdale website (WARNING they will take a long time to load 150 pages !)

Historic Environment pages 1 - 90

Historic Environment pages 91 - 150

Historic Environment pages 151 - 231

Please send your writing, typed, audio, photos or movies to us so we can put the memories of Dovenby villagers on our site.

Use the contact form or email contact @ dovenbyvillage . info

Photographs by Simon Ledingham

There are many aerial photographs on this website, taken by Simon Ledingham from his gyrocopter. Unfortunately we cannot supply original copies of any of his photos for publication, or prints. You have permission to use the pictures on other websites or leaflets only for non-commercial use, as long as you credit the picture with ‘Simon Ledingham,’. Commercial use is not permitted, and commissioned aerial photography is not available. So just enjoy what you see here.