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HER Number:MDV15763
Name:Sheepwash, Bishop's Nympton


Sheepwash is first documented in 1302.


Grid Reference:SS 791 271
Map Sheet:SS72NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Nympton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS NYMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NE/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIV - 1302 AD to 1302 AD)

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1898, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon, part 6. The Hundred of Witheridge, 402 (Article in Serial). SDV49633.

Sheepwash appears, together with Griston, in the tax roll for 1302, as Girleston. The holder at the time of Testa de Nevil is given. Reichel considers this settlement forms part of the post-domesday Hundred of Witheridge.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Sheepwash marked.

Unattributed, c.1983, Sheepwash (Worksheet). SDV75499.

A local tradition of a monastic 'rest house' at or near sheepwash is unsubstantiated.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #6779 ]
SDV49633Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1898. The Domesday Hundreds of Devon, part 6. The Hundred of Witheridge. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 30. Unknown. 402.
SDV75499Worksheet: Unattributed. c.1983. Sheepwash. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV89774Parent of: Sheepwash Farmhouse, Bishops Nympton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2023 10:07AM