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Shebbear, Devon

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Shebbear, Devon

Shebbear is a village and civil parish in the District of Torridge in Devon, England. It was once itself centre of the Shebbear hundred. It has a population of 858. John Wesley laid hands on a young Cornishman called William O’Bryan who later founded the Bible Christian Society in Shebbear: the first Bryanite chapel was built in the village in 1817.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS4309
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

Other names by which Shebbear, Devon has been known in the past

Shepesbear ~ Sepesberie ~ Sepesberia

Shebbear, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Shebbear, par. and vil., Devon, 8 miles NE. of Holsworthy, 5827 ac., pop. 913; p.p.

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