Dotton is an extra-parochial place.
Parish registers begin:
Dotton, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of St. Thomas, hundred of East Budleigh, Woodbury and S. divisions of Devon; containing 17 inhabitants.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.