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Help and advice for SHELDON, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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SHELDON, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"SHELDON, a chapelry in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 3 miles W. of Bakewell, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the river Wye, and is chiefly agricultural. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the lead mines. The impropriate tithes belong to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, and to the Duke of Devonshire.

The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £90, in the patronage of the Vicar of Bakewell. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, or to All Saints, is an ancient structure standing in the centre of the village. The parochial charities produce about £13 per annum. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor and chief landowner."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]