Dalwood is located within East Devon local authority area. Historically it formed part of Axminster Hundred. It falls within Honiton Vol 2 Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library. The population was 430 in 1801 346 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website.
A parish history file is held in Axminster Library. You can look for other material on the community by using the place search on the main local studies database. Further historical information is also available on the Genuki website.
Maps: The image below is of the Dalwood area on Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765.
On the County Series Ordnance Survey mapping the area is to be found on 1:2,500 sheet 71/3 Six inch (1:10560) sheet 71NW
The National Grid reference for the centre of the area is ST248005. On the post 1945 National Grid Ordnance Survey mapping the sheets are: 1:10,000 (six inch to a mile: sheet ST20SW,SE, 1:25,000 mapping: sheet Explorer 029, Landranger (1:50,000) mapping: sheet 192. Geological sheet 326 also covers the area.
Extract from Devon by W.G.Hoskins (1954), included by kind permission of the copyright holder:
DALWOOD is not mentioned until 1195. Probably it was a late clearing in the forest, a hamlet settled from Stockland, with which it formed, until 1842, an outlier of Dorset inside Devon. The church (St. Peter) is entirely 15th century, restored in 1881 and of no great interest. At Loughwood. Farm, just N. of the main Axminster to Honiton road, is a fascinating little 18th century Baptist chapel with an unaltered interior.