Sheldon, Devon Family History Guide

Sheldon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1715

Nonconformists include: Calvinist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Sheldon

  • Dunkeswell
  • Uffculme
  • Kentisbeare
  • Dunkeswell Abbey
  • Broadhembury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Sheldon, a parish in Honiton district, Devon; 6½ miles NNW of Honiton r. station. Post-town, Cullompton. Acres, 1,681. Real property, £1,298. Pop., 180. Houses, 34. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £250. Patron, J. Miles, Esq. The church is ancient. There is a parochial school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Honiton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Dunkeswell
  • Poor Law Union: Honiton
  • Hundred: Hayridge
  • Province: Canterbury