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HER Number:MDV37443
Name:Upcott Barton, Sheepwash


Upcott is recorded as Toritona in Domesday Book of 1086, at which time it was held by the king. In the 13th century it is documented as 'Upcote' or Uppecote'.


Grid Reference:SS 476 074
Map Sheet:SS40NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSheepwash
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPWASH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NE/6/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XI - 1086 AD to 1086 AD)

Full description

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica. Devonshire, 438 (Monograph). SDV323771.

Upcott, Sheepwash was the medieval property and residence of the Hortons, but passed to the Thorne family who were there in 1620.

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

Upcott Barton marked, as the remains of a mansion.

Vivian, 1895, Visitation of Devon, 727 (Monograph). SDV365489.

As Lysons & Lysons.

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Shebbear in Early Times, 538,560-562,581 (Article in Monograph). SDV7713.

Upcott was Toritona in Domesday. It was held by the king. Before the conquest it was held by Githa. Early descents of the manor given.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 110 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Upcott barton is mentioned in the feet of fines of 1243 as Upcote and in the assizes of 1286 as Uppecote juxta Shipwasse.

Pettit & Giles Architects, 1989, Upcott Barton, Sheepwash. Survey Drawings of Existing Agricultural Buildings (Plan - measured). SDV357772.

Unknown, Unknown, Photographs, possibly of Upcott Barton (Ground Photograph). SDV357773.

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. 110.
SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Devonshire. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown. 438.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #89511 ]
SDV357772Plan - measured: Pettit & Giles Architects. 1989. Upcott Barton, Sheepwash. Survey Drawings of Existing Agricultural Buildings. Architect's Drawing. A3 Folded + Digital.
SDV357773Ground Photograph: Unknown. Unknown. Photographs, possibly of Upcott Barton. Photograph (Paper) + Digital.
SDV365489Monograph: Vivian. 1895. Visitation of Devon. Visitation of Devon, 1620. Unknown. 727.
SDV7713Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Shebbear in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 538,560-562,581.

Associated Monuments

MDV12444Parent of: Chapel at Upcott Barton, Sheepwash (Building)
MDV12442Parent of: Upcott Barton, Sheepwash (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 12 2023 2:48PM