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Cheldon, Devon

Historical Description

Cheldon, a parish in Devonshire, on the Little Dart, 3 miles ESE of Chulmleigh, and 4 ENE of Eggesford station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Chulmleigh. Acreage, 1116; population, 58. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £104 with residence. The church consists of nave, chancel, and south porch, with low square tower, and is a neat little building; it was restored in 1873.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishCheldon St. Mary 
HundredWitheridge 
Poor Law unionSouth Molton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Cheldon


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cheldon from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Cheldon are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

CountyDevon