Dolton (St. Edmund)
DOLTON (St. Edmund), a parish, in the union of Torrington, hundred of North Tawton, South Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 7 miles (N. N. E.) from Hatherleigh, and on the new road from Exeter to Bideford; containing 922 inhabitants. The parish is much frequented by various species of rare birds, among which are the heron, the bittern, and the quail; it contains by computation 2914 acres, of which 2023 are arable, 304 meadow, 225 coarse pasture, 74 orchard, and 256 woodland. Fairs were formerly held on the Wednesday before March 25th, and on October 1st. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20. 16. 8.; net income, £305; patrons, the family of Johnson.