Lidwell  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lidwell like this:

LITHWELL, or LUIDWELL, a hamlet, formerly a chapelry, in Dawlish parish, Devon; 3 miles NW of Teignmouth. The ruins of the chapel still exist; and a well, covered with a slab of granite, is among them. A legend says that a priest here, in the 16th century, waylaid and murdered travellers on a neighbouring heath, hoarded the money which he found on them beneath the altar of the chapel, and threw their bodies into the well.

Additional information about this locality is available for Dawlish

Lidwell through time

Lidwell is now part of Teignbridge district. Click here for graphs and data of how Teignbridge has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lidwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lidwell, in Teignbridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th September 2019

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