Dolton is a small village and civil parish in the Torridge district of Devon, in south-west England. The parish is surrounded, clockwise from the north, by the parishes of Beaford, Ashreigney, Winkleigh, Dowland, Meeth, Huish and Merton. The parish has a population of around 900. Dolton is in the electoral ward of Three Bridges which had a population at the 2011 census of 1,643.

Dolton appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Duueltone. The name may mean "farmstead in the open country frequented by doves" (Old English dūfe + feld + tūn).

The village has five small shops, and is served by one bus service, the 5b between Barnstaple and Exeter. The Tarka Trail passes by Dolton. The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund. The historic stately home Stafford Barton is close by. Dolton is twinned with Amfreville in France, and Hillerse in Germany.

Anthony Horneck FRS, the Protestant theologian, lived in Dolton between 1670 and 1671, and as of 2011 the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts lived in the parish.,_Devon

Dolton Parish Council 

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