[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
"DODDISCOMBSLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of Exminster, in the county of Devon, 6 miles N. of Chudleigh, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Exeter, It is situated on the river Teign, and is said to be rich in mineral wealth, especially manganese, but the mines have not been recently worked. It is noted for its cider, which is esteemed the finest in the country. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £312, in the patronage of the Rev. J. Buckingham. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient Gothic structure, with tower containing three bells. The charities amount to £6 per annum, and there are free and Sunday schools."