A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
DITTISHAM, a parish in the hundred of COLERIDGE, county of DEVON, 5½ miles (N. by W.) from Dartmouth, containing 704 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £34.15, and in the patronage of Viscount Valletort. The church, dedicated to St. George, has a richly sculptured stone pulpit. The parish, which is remarkable for the beauty of its scenery, is crossed by the navigable river Dart, over which there is a ferry.