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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of East and West Dawlish

Historical Forms

  • Schiterton 1277 Ass
  • Est Shitereton, West Sheterton t.Hy4 Deed
  • sciterlacu 1044 OSFacsii,Exeterxii


The first element is probably the old name of the streamlet here, referred to as sciterlacu in 1044 OS Facs ii, Exeter xii. See further RN 363.