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"The Ness" at Shaldon (view from ferry going to Teignmouth).
"The Ness" at Shaldon (view from ferry going to Teignmouth).

Shaldon is "a quaint English drinking village, with a fishing problem"1. It is located opposite Teignmouth in South Devon, England and situated on the River Teign. The village is a popular bathing place and is characterised by Georgian architecture.

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Shaldon 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. Shaldon itself is built on reclaimed land and there is a retaining wall, built around1800, to prevent the river returning to its beaches.

A view of the Ness and Shaldon from Teignmouth in the mid 19th century
A view of the Ness and Shaldon from Teignmouth in the mid 19th century

The Shaldon regatta is one of the oldest in England dating back to at least 1817, if not before. The modern regatta runs for 9 days each August.

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1. / The Times, July 30 2006

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