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HER Number:MDV113116
Name:Higher Sherwell Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor


Higher Sherwell farmstead is the most southerly of three famsteads at 'Sherwell' or 'Sherril'. Sherwell was mentioned from the 14th century


Grid Reference:SX 679 748
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Large L-shaped building shown on 19th century Tithe Map to the west of the road with two smaller buildings to the south with several small enclosures. The Apportionment for 'Sherwill Estate' lists Field Number 2268 as 'Houses & Yard'.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Farmstead shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings and small enclosures at tha southern end of 'Sherril'.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Sherwell (Un-published). SDV352501.

Sherwell famstead listed.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Higher Sherwell shown on modern mapping at 'Sherwell' or 'Sherril' as a group of buildings on the west side of the road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Sherwell.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72456 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30010Parent of: Higher Sherwell Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV113114Related to: Hornets Castle Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30008Related to: Sherwell Farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2015 4:28PM