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HER Number:MDV74358
Name:West Sherford Farmstead


West Sherford farmstead was part of the Domesday estate of Sirefort


Grid Reference:SX 548 534
Map Sheet:SX55SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Plympton in Early Times, 255,262,289-90,301 (Article in Monograph). SDV161480.

East and West Sherford are the probable site of a medieval estate recorded in the Domesday survey as 'Sirefort'. It was held in two parts in medieval times. 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.

Copeland, G. W., 1945, Fourteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 129-30 (Article in Serial). SDV339003.

West Sherford was granted to the newly formed Plympton Priory in the 12th century and used as a 'Grange'.

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

Other details: Site 18.

Jack, S. + Steadman, S., 2007, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage, Table 9.6 Figure 9.2 (Report - Assessment). SDV340474.

West Sherford medieval estate was mentioned in Domesday. Other details: Site 18.

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. 255,262,289-90,301.
SDV339003Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1945. Fourteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 77. A5 Hardback. 129-30.
SDV340472Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2006. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement. Scott Wilson Report. D108531. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 9.1.3.
SDV340474Report - Assessment: Jack, S. + Steadman, S.. 2007. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage. Scott Wilson Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 9.6 Figure 9.2.

Associated Monuments

MDV16973Related to: East Sherford Farmstead (Monument)
MDV17687Related to: Quarry north of West Sherford (Monument)
MDV39142Related to: West Sherford Barn (Building)
MDV74360Related to: West Sherford Farm Animal Pens (Monument)
MDV74359Related to: West Sherford Farm Horse Engine House (Monument)
MDV2257Related to: West Sherford Farmhouse (Building)
MDV39143Related to: West Sherford Shippon (Building)
MDV39141Related to: West Sherford Stables (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4380 - Assessment for Sherford New Community

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2019 10:58AM