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"DOTTON, or DONITON, about 9 miles E.S.E. of Exeter, is an extra-parochial estate of 160 acres and 17 souls. It adjoins the parishes of Aylesbeare and Colaton Raleigh and belongs to the trustees of the late Lord Rolle. It had a chapel until the 13th century, and is now occupied by Wm. Pile, farmer; and Joel Carter, corn miller." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

According to Peskett this was an extra-parochial place, but is now part of Colaton Raleigh.



Dotton inhabitants were inncluded in the Bicton Census for 1841 and 1851 - here is a transcription of the 1841 census.


Church Records

Peskett: the inhabitants may be found registered at Colaton Raleigh or Newton Poppleford (i.e. the Aylesbeare registers).


Description and Travel

Section on Dotton from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie

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Copy provided by Val Henderson of the entry (description and names) in Morris and Co's Commercial Directory and Gazetteer of Devonshire 1870.



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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Dotton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Davidson, J.B. Datton Mill and Donitone. Trans. Devon Assoc. 12 (1880) pp. 464-475. [Index]
Lane, Harry. The Story of Dotton: A hamlet lost in the passage of time, Budleigh Salterton, The Author (2004) [ii],60p : ill,maps,ports. [Devon FHS Library: p942.35/DOT]
Speight, Anne. Dotton Mill. Devon Family Historian 24 (Oct. 1982) pp. 11-16.

Land and Property

Dotton Mill - its history, and account of the Time Team investigation (archived copy).

Lane, Harry. Extracts from Rolle/Clinton Estate, relevant to Dotton, 1869-1943, (2003). [DFHS Library - p942.35/DOT]


Orme, Nicholas. The "lost" parish of Dotton. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 36:1, (1987) pp.1-5: map.

Names, Personal

Information on Dotton residents, compiled mainly from the registers of neighbouring parishes by Roz Hickman.



Listing of Dotton Millers - by Roz Hickman.