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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon 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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