Sherford, Devon Family History Guide

Sherford is a chapelry of Stokenham Ancient Parish in Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Frogmore.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1713

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Sherford

  • Buckland Tout Saints
  • South Pool
  • Stokenham
  • Charleton
  • West Alvington
  • Dodbrooke
  • East Allington

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

SHERFORD, a parish in Kingsbridge district, Devon; 3 miles E by S of Kingsbridge r. station. It contains part of the village of Frogmore, which has a post-office under Kingsbridge. Acres, 2,326. Rated property, £2,154. Pop. in 1851, 523; in 1861, 404. Houses, 83. The property is much subdivided. Kennedon was the residence of Judge Halse, in the time of Edward IV.; and is now a farm-house. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Stokenham. The church is good; and there are chapels for Calvinists and Wesleyans.

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

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Kingsbridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Woodleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Kingsbridge
  • Hundred: Coleridge
  • Province: Canterbury
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