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HER Number:MDV14171
Name:Shermans Farmhouse, Gittisham


A large traditional house dated to 1575.


Grid Reference:SY 127 975
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/39
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Dated, XVI - 1575 AD to 1575 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122569.

Sherman's farm.

NMR CITING DOE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122571.

Dated 1575. L-plan, probably single-phase and therefore with a through-passage. Grade ii* (nmr citing doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122573.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122574.

Doe/hhr:honiton rd/(1960)27.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122575.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122576.

Des=reed, s. J. + collings, a. G.(exeter archaeology)/archaeological assessment of sww chineway to roundball mains renewal, honiton/(october 2000)2/ea report 00.66.

Reed, S. J. + Collings, A. G., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25388.

Probably associated with richard sherman of ottery mentioned in the lay subsidy roll of 1524 (reed + collings).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV327045.

Vis=estimated -/-/1959 (doe) two storeys, slate roof. Windows have original oak mullions. Internal through passage with stud & panel work. Several tudor headed doorways.17th century or earlier.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Farmhouse depicted.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1098025 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Shermans Farmhouse. Dated 1575, minor C20 alterations.
A fine, large-scale traditional house, said to have been the home of Robert Sherman who built or remodelled Town Farmhouse in 1600. The survival of the early windows is unusual and the interior is of interest both for its plan form and visible early features.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 22nd February 1955.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122569Migrated Record:
SDV122571Migrated Record: NMR CITING DOE.
SDV122573Migrated Record:
SDV122574Migrated Record:
SDV122575Migrated Record:
SDV122576Migrated Record:
SDV25388Migrated Record: Reed, S. J. + Collings, A. G..
SDV327045Report - Survey: Department of Environment.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126298 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1098025.

Associated Monuments

MDV128613Part of: Sherman's Farm, Gittisham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 24 2020 5:23PM