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DODBROOKE

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"DODBROOKE, a parish in the hundred of Coleridge, in the county of Devon, 12 miles S. of Totnes. Kingsbridge is its post town, from which it is separated by a small brook called the Dod. Coasting vessels come up to the southern side of the town, where there is a quay. It is celebrated for "white ale," which is said to have been first brewed here by a German surgeon. The town, situated on the slope of a hill, is indifferently built, but well supplied with water. It obtained a charter from Henry III. conceding the privilege of a weekly market and an annual fair. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £183, in the patronage of the Rev. 0. G. Owen. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, is an ancient structure, with tower containing four bells. There are National and British schools for both sexes. The charities amount to £16 per annum. A market for cattle is held on the third Wednesday in every month, and a fair on the Wednesday before Palm Sunday."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003