Dittisham

Dittisham seen from Greenway Quay
Dittisham
Dittisham
Location within Devon
Population424 (Parish)
OS grid referenceSX859552
Civil parish
  • Dittisham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°23′09″N 3°36′14″W / 50.3857°N 3.6038°W / 50.3857; -3.6038Coordinates: 50°23′09″N 3°36′14″W / 50.3857°N 3.6038°W / 50.3857; -3.6038

Dittisham /ˈdɪtsəm/ is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of the English county of Devon. It is situated on the west bank of the tidal River Dart, some 2 miles (3.2 km) upstream of Dartmouth.

The Greenway Ferry carries pedestrians across the river from Dittisham to Greenway Quay, adjacent to the Greenway Estate. Once the home of the crime writer Agatha Christie, this has views across the river, and the house and gardens are now owned by the National Trust and are open to the public.[1]

Gurrow Point is a private estate on the edge of Dittisham.

In 2001, the parish had a population of 424. The equivalent figures for 1801 and 1901 are 639 and 549.[2]

Dittisham has given its name to the Dittisham plum, a dessert variety grown here.

The fictitious Lady Dittisham is one of the main characters In Agatha Christie's Five Little Pigs.

Historic estates

The parish of Dittisham contains various historic estates including:

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Dittisham Departures". Greenway Ferry Service. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Census statistics 1801-2001 Devon parishes D". Devon County Council. 18 June 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  3. ^ Prince, John, (1643–1723) The Worthies of Devon, 1810 edition, London, p.394
  4. ^ a b Vivian, p.127
  5. ^ a b Risdon, pp. 167–8; Pole, p.291
  6. ^ a b Vivian, p.378
  7. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.727; a framed rubbing of the brass hangs in the chapel of Powderham Castle
  8. ^ Rogers, William Henry Hamilton, Wilshire Notes & Queries, Vol.III, 1899-1901, Devizes, 1902, pp. 336–345, Sir William Huddesfield and Katherine Courtenay his Wife, Shillingford Church, Devon[1]
  9. ^ Risdon, p.168: "This land descended unto Sir Francis Fulford"
  10. ^ Prince, p.394
  11. ^ Risdon, p.168: "This land descended unto Sir Francis Fulford"; Pole, p.291
  12. ^ F. Lyde Caunter (1930). Caunter Family History. Solicitors' Law Stationery Society. p. 74.
  13. ^ Marcus Langdon (2013). Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India. 1805-1830. Volume One: Ships, Men and Mansions. Areca Books. pp. 216–221.
  14. ^ England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  15. ^ J.A. Venn (comp.) (1922–1954). Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge University Press.
  16. ^ England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  17. ^ F. Lyde Caunter (1930). Caunter Family History. Solicitors' Law Stationery Society. p. 78.
  18. ^ England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  19. ^ Rena Lim. "Remembering Rev Hutchings". The Star.
  20. ^ "From George Town to Dittisham: Window into The Past" (PDF). Old Frees Association, Singapore.