Dittisham Devon Family History Guide

Dittisham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Capton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1650
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stoke Gabriel
  • Townstall
  • Churston Ferrers
  • Brixham
  • Blackawton
  • Stoke Fleming
  • Cornworthy

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DITTISHAM, a village and a parish in Totnes district, Devon. The village stands on the river Dart, 3 miles NNW of Dartmouth town and r. station; is noted for fine scenery and for plums; and has a post office under Totnes. The parish includes also the hamlet of Capton. Acres, 3,438; of which 340 are water. Real property, with Stoke-Fleming, £10,009. Rated property of D. alone, £3,317. Pop., 762. Houses, 162. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, in the Conqueror's time, to Baldwin, Baron of Okehampton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £444. Patron, the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The church is early perpendicular English; and was, not long ago, restored. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and charities £44.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Totnes
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Totnes
Poor Law Union: Totnes
Hundred: Coleridge
Province: Canterbury