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Sheldon, Devon

Historical Description

Sheldon, a parish in Devonshire, 6½ miles NNW of Honiton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Honiton; money order and telegraph office, Hemyock. Acreage, 1700; population, 128. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, .6130. The church was rebuilt in 1871, and is a stone building in the Early English style.

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 parishSheldon St. James 
HundredHayridge 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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 Sheldon


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 Sheldon from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Sheldon 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.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton