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Dittisham seen from Greenway Quay
Dittisham is located in Devon
Dittisham shown within Devon
Population 424 (Parish)
OS grid reference SX859552
Civil parish
  • Dittisham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
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 banks 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]

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.


  1. ^ "Dittisham Departures". Greenway Ferry Service. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Census statistics 1801-2001 Devon parishes D". Devon County Council. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 

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