A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
SHERWILL, a parish in the hundred of SHERWILL, county of DEVON, 4 miles (N. E.) from Barnstaple, containing 645 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £30. 3. 11½., and in the patronage of Sir Arthur Chichester, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Peter.