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Sheepwash is a village in Devon, sitting on the River Torridge. It can be found approximately 15 miles from Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor.
Sheepwash is located within Torridge local authority area. Historically it formed part of Shebbear Hundred. It falls within Torrington Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library. The population was 348 in 1801 326 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. The lay subsidy of 1524 valued the community at £01/14/06. In 1641/2 74 adult males signed the Protestation returns. It is recorded as a borough from 1230. A market is recorded from 14 centuary.
A parish history file is held in Holsworthy Library. You can look for other material on the community by using the place search on the main local studies database. Further historical information is also available on the Genuki website. www.genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Sheepwash
On the County Series Ordnance Survey mapping the area is to be found on
1:2,500 sheet 51/8 Six inch (1:10560) sheet 51NE
Extract from Devon by W.G.Hoskins (1954), included by kind permission of the copyright holder:
SHEEPWASH church (St. Lawrence) was rebuilt in 1880 and is dull. Newcourt
Barton is a late 16th century house, remodelled in the early 18th century and
From the Genuki Site:
or Phone: 01884 829211
Address: Brambles Bed and Breakfast, Whitnage, near Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7DS.
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