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Doddiscombsleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Doddiscombsleigh, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands near the river Teign, 5 miles NNW of Chudleigh, and 2 miles from Ashton station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order office, Dunsford; telegraph office,. Kenton. The parish comprises, 2441 acres; population,. 250. Manganese and jasper are found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £234 with residence. The church is ancient, with a square turreted tower; has some fine painted windows, and was well restored in 1879 and 1887. There is a small village library.

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 parishDoddiscombsleigh St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Doddiscombsleigh

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Doddiscombsleigh from the following:


Online maps of Doddiscombsleigh 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:

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX6
Post TownExeter