Dodbrooke Devon Family History Guide

Dodbrooke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Dodbrook

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1725
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Plymouth Brethren, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kingsbridge
  • Charleton
  • West Alvington
  • Sherford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DODBROOKE, a small town and a parish in Kings-bridge district, Devon. The town forms the eastern part of Kingsbridge town; is more ancient than Kingsbridge; belonged to the widow of Edward the Confessor; contains Pindar-Lodge, the birth-place of Dr. Wolcott, better known as Peter Pindar; was the first place in which white ale was brewed; shares generally in the trade of Kingsbridge; and has a fair of its own on the Wednesday before Palm Sunday. The parish comprises 464 acres; of which 105 are water. Post town, Kingsbridge. Real property, with Kingsbridge and Churstow, £12,586. Rated property of D-alone, £1,482. Pop., 1,183. Houses, 238. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £183. Patron, Rev. J. Dewing. The church is very old, but was not long ago repaired. Charities, £15.

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: Kingsbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Woodleigh
Poor Law Union: Kingsbridge
Hundred: Coleridge
Province: Canterbury