English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Shebbear Hundred

Hundred in the County of Devon

Historical Forms

  • Sheftbera 1167 P 1303 FA
  • Scheftberga 1170 P
  • Schafteberga 1171 P
  • Schaftesberi 1176 P


v. Shebbear infra 107. In the Geld Roll (1084) the hundred is called Mertona from Merton infra 99.