"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.
Boxall, Boxall, Allan. A Breath of Moonscent: A Memoir of a Devon Childhood. Blue Poppy Publishing (25 July 2019) 256 pp. [Review in Devon Family Historian 172 (Nov. 2019) p.17-18.]
Dotton inhabitants were inncluded in the Bicton Census for 1841 and 1851 - here is a transcription of the 1841 census.
Peskett: the inhabitants may be found registered at Colaton Raleigh or Newton Poppleford (i.e. the Aylesbeare registers).
Section on Dotton from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie
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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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.
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.
View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SY084887 (Lat/Lon: 50.690713, -3.298153), Dotton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Information on Dotton residents, compiled mainly from the registers of neighbouring parishes by Roz Hickman.
Listing of Dotton Millers - by Roz Hickman.