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Dittisham, Devon

Historical Description

Dittisham, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Dart, 3 miles NNW of Dartmouth town, and 2 from Churston station on the G.W.R. It is noted for fine scenery and for plums, and has a post office under Dartmouth; money order office, Dartmouth; telegraph office, Churston railway station. Acreage, 3317, of which 361 are -water; population, 625. The manor belonged in the Conqueror's time to Baldwin, Baron of Okehampton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £418 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The church is Early Perpendicular English, and has been restored. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishDittisham St. George 
Poor Law unionTotnes 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Dittisham

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dittisham from the following:


Online maps of Dittisham are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ6
Post TownDartmouth