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Shaldon is a village in South Devon, England. It is located on the south bank of the estuary of the River Teign, opposite the town of Teignmouth. It has been described as "a quaint English drinking village, with a fishing problem". The village is a popular bathing place and is characterised by Georgian architecture.The village has a population of 1,762 according to the 2011 Census. The village is a major part of the electoral ward called Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead. Its population at the census mentioned was 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.Shaldon itself is built on reclaimed land and there is a retaining wall, built around 1800, to prevent the river returning to its beaches.Local governmentShaldon is part of Teignbridge local government district, which was created in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The village had previously been in St Nicholas Parish. The parish contained Shaldon and part of the adjacent village of Ringmore, and became part of Teignmouth Urban District in 1881.
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