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

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.

Civil parish[edit]

At the 2011 census the population of the village was included in the civil parish of Dobwalls and Trewidland.

In 2020 Cornwall Council announced that from 1 April 2021 the part of Dobwalls and Trewidland parish surrounding the village of Trewidland would be moved to the parish of St Keyne, to form the new parish of St Keyne and Trewidland, with the remaining parish known as Dobwalls.[6]


  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 19 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Highways Agency - A38 Dobwalls Bypass". Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2007. 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 7 November 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009.
  5. ^ "House of Lords Written Answers 10 November 2009: Bats". United Kingdom Parliament. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  6. ^ "The Cornwall No 1. Order 2020" (PDF). Cornwall Council. 8 December 2020.
Bat Bridge on the A38 Dobwalls Bypass, Cornwall, UK. (2009)

External links[edit]

Media related to Dobwalls at Wikimedia Commons