A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
DOLTON, a parish in the hundred of NORTH TAWTON and WINKLEY, county of DEVON, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Hatherleigh, containing 748 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £20. 16. 8., and in the patronage of J. Cleveland, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Edmund. There are two fairs for cattle, on the Wednesday before March 25th, and October 1st. There are donations amounting to about £7. 11. 6. per annum, for the instruction of children.