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HER Number:MDV18900


Sheepwash grew up at an early river crossing. It was included in Shebbear in the Domesday Survey of 1086 and was originally a royal estate. It was given, prior to 1166, to William, son of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall.


Grid Reference:SS 485 063
Map Sheet:SS40NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSheepwash
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPWASH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NE/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XI to Late Medieval - 1001 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14493.

Reichel, o. J. /s of devon/(1928-1938)536,537,546,550,551,553,583/the hundred of shebbear in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14494.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Sheepwash was included in shebbear in domesday. It was originally a royal estate, and was given before 1166 to william, son of reginald, earl of cornwall. Early descents of the manor are given (reichel).

Timms, S., 1987, The Archaeology of North Devon Towns, 3 (Un-published). SDV354573.

Sheepwash grew up at an early river crossing.

Goodyear, R. I., 1990, Settlement (Worksheet). SDV14495.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV14493Migrated Record:
SDV14494Migrated Record:
SDV14495Worksheet: Goodyear, R. I.. 1990. Settlement. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV354573Un-published: Timms, S.. 1987. The Archaeology of North Devon Towns. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2015 9:24AM