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HER Number:MDV16973
Name:East Sherford Farmstead


East Sherford is part of a medieval settlement mentioned as Sirefort in Domesday


Grid Reference:SX 554 540
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SE/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XI to XVI - 1001 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'East Sherford' farmstead is shown on 19th century map as a large group of buildings surrounded by orchards with a sub-circular enclosure to the west.

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Plympton in Early Times, 255,262,289-290,301 (Article in Monograph). SDV161480.

East and West Sherford are the probable approximate site of a medieval estate recorded in the Domesday survey as 'Sirefort'. As early as medieval times it was held in two parts. The history of its post-Domesday possession down to the dissolution is given.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 250 (Monograph). SDV1312.

East and West Sherford is 'Sirefort' in 1086.

Bracken, C. W., 1938, The Manor of Plympton Grange: a court roll and rental., 250 (Article in Serial). SDV161481.

East Sherford is a medieval settlement mentioned in a document relating to Plympton Priory.

Smalley, R. A. J., 2006, Land near Plymouth, Table 9.6 Figure 9.2 (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV340487.

Medieval estate mentioned in Domesday. Other details: Site 17.

Scott Wilson, 2006, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement, Table 9.1.3 (Report - Assessment). SDV340472.

Other details: Site 17.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 250.
SDV161480Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Plympton in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 255,262,289-290,301.
SDV161481Article in Serial: Bracken, C. W.. 1938. The Manor of Plympton Grange: a court roll and rental.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 250.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340472Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2006. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement. Scott Wilson Report. D108531. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 9.1.3.
SDV340487Report - Geophysical Survey: Smalley, R. A. J.. 2006. Land near Plymouth. Stratascan Report. J2121. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 9.6 Figure 9.2.

Associated Monuments

MDV65607Related to: Catch meadow at East Sherford, Brixton (Monument)
MDV74364Related to: East Sherford Animal Pens and Outbuildings (Monument)
MDV74365Related to: East Sherford Barn (Monument)
MDV74361Related to: East Sherford Farmhouse (Monument)
MDV74362Related to: East Sherford Shippon (Monument)
MDV74363Related to: East Sherford Stables (Monument)
MDV74358Related to: West Sherford Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4380 - Assessment for Sherford New Community

Date Last Edited:Mar 9 2020 11:26AM