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Dobwalls OS Map 1945 Popular Edition.jpg
Dobwalls and district from the 1940s Ordnance Survey Popular Edition One Inch to the Mile map.
Dobwalls is located in Cornwall
Dobwalls shown within Cornwall
Population3,662 (2001 UK census)
OS grid referenceSX215650
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL14
Dialling code01579
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°27′28″N 4°30′57″W / 50.4577°N 4.5158°W / 50.4577; -4.5158Coordinates: 50°27′28″N 4°30′57″W / 50.4577°N 4.5158°W / 50.4577; -4.5158

Dobwalls (Cornish: Fos an Mogh) is a village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated 3 mi (5 km) west of Liskeard.[1]

The name is spelt Dubwalls on Bartholomew's map and Black's Guide of 1879. At the 2011 census the population of the village was included in the civil parish of Dobwalls and Trewidland

The A38 trunk road ran through the village until the bypass was opened on 19 December 2008.[2][3] The bypass has two of the most elaborate bat bridges built so far in the UK (previous examples in Wales being wooden posts with cables).[4] Twelve native species of bats are found in the area.[5]

Until 2006, the Dobwalls Adventure Park tourist attraction was located north of the village.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "Bottleneck bypassed 40 years on". BBC News website. BBC. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-10-16. Highways Agency website. Retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ "New Bat bridge for bypass : Marishal Thompson Group - Tree Subsidence, Arboriculture, Ecology and Landscape Architecture throughout the UK". Archived from the original on 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  5. ^ "House of Lords Written Answers 10 November 2009: Bats". United Kingdom Parliament. Retrieved 5 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
Bat Bridge on the A38 Dobwalls Bypass, Cornwall, UK. (2009)

External links[edit]

Media related to Dobwalls at Wikimedia Commons