Doddiscombsleigh Devon Family History Guide

Doddiscombsleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Dunchideock
  • Dunsford
  • Bridford
  • Kenn
  • Christow
  • Ashton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DODDISCOMBSLEIGH, a village and a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands near the river Teign, 5 miles NNW of Chudleigh, and 5½ WSW of St. Thomas r. station; and has a post office under Newton-Abbot. The parish comprises 2,391 acres. Real property, £2,268. Pop., 343. Houses, 71. The property is much subdivided. Manganese and jasper are found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £312. Patron, the Rev. J. Buckingham. The church is ancient, with a square turreted tower; has some fine painted windows; and was recently in disrepair.

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: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunsford
Poor Law Union: St Thomas
Hundred: Exminster
Province: Canterbury