Doddiscombsleigh (St. Michael)

DODDISCOMBSLEIGH (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of St. Thomas, hundred of Exminster, Teignbridge and S. divisions of Devon, 6 miles (S. W.) from Exeter; containing 378 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Teign, and comprises by admeasurement 2500 acres; it is rich in mineral wealth, and three mines of manganese have been opened, and are in full operation, affording employment to 150 persons. It is also celebrated for its cider, which is esteemed the finest in the county. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16. 6. 5½., and in the gift of the Rev. J. Buckingham: the tithes have been commuted for £300, and the glebe comprises 112 acres, with a glebe-house. Some of the windows of the church are embellished with very handsome stained glass, representing scriptural subjects.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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