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Shaldon

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Shaldon is a village and civil parish in South Devon, England. It is located on the south bank of the estuary of the River Teign, opposite the town of Teignmouth. The village has been described as "a quaint English drinking village, with a fishing problem"; it is a popular bathing place and is characterised by Georgian architecture.In the 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 1,762. Its northern boundary follows the Teign estuary and its eastern boundary is the English Channel. It has a short boundary with the unitary authority of Torbay to the south, and its eastern border is with the parish of Stokeinteignhead. The village is a major part of the electoral ward called Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead with a population in 2011 of 2,465.HistoryShaldon was located in the hundred of Wonford. The original river settlement was upstream in Ringmore where the valley was farmed, and the inhabitants were hidden from the sea. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Ringmore had many working farms, extensive apple and other orchards, including cider apples, watercress beds, and withy beds used for making lobster pots. There were also shipbuilding and repair yards on the waterfront.
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