Place:


Sheepstor  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sheepstor like this:

SHEEPSTOR, a parish in Tavistock district, Devon; 4 miles N E by N of Bickleigh r. station, and 7 S E of Tavistock. Post-town, Tavistock. Acres, 3, 595. Real property, £881. Pop., 98. Houses, 20. The surface comprises some of the most picturesque and romanticportions of the W side of Dartmoor; and includes Sheep-storrock, a precipitous, fissured, soaring eminence, figuring conspicuously in the moor's landscape, and fabled tobe the haunt of the Devonshire fairies, the pixies. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Bickleigh, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is old.

Sheepstor through time

Sheepstor is now part of West Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sheepstor itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sheepstor in West Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5795

Date accessed: 22nd November 2019


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