Sherra, Tunley


Sherra, Tunley


Report and Drawings by Linda Hall


Linda Hall, Author of ''Period House Fixtures and Fittings 1300 - 1900' has viewed Sherra and set out her observations :

The house is set on its own away from the road, facing south. It has one and a halfstoreys, with the upper floor lit by large modern dormer gables.

With 1' 8" walls and an internal width of 12' 9" it has an unusual plan with two heated rooms and the staircase set between them. The fireplaces are both relatively small and no ceiling beams are exposed, and there is a small lean-to next to the kitchen fireplace which may have been a dairy or a large pantry. The kitchen has a flagstone floor, and the parlour fireplace has a plain stone lintel.

The cupboard under the stairs has a very decorative latch made by Alfred Bucknell, while the strap hinges on the front door were made "about 15 years ago" by his son Norman Bucknell, who said they were "the last pair of strap hinges I'll ever make".

The first floor is divided into two rooms by a partition of vertical boards set below the lapped and bolted collar of the roof truss.

The house almost certainly dates from the C19th.

Linda also produced drawings related to the house which you can view by clicking on them below.


Oakridge History Group


Linda Hall


Gloucestershire Archives holds the following :
1. Frith Hill, Far Oakridge, and Sherra, Tunley Client: [Executors] of Rt. Hon. Sir R. Stafford Cripps, deceased Valuation for probate and estate duty includes valuation, 1952, ref. D1405/2/465
2. Counterpart lease by Sir R. Stafford Cripps of "Sherra", Tunley, Bisley, 1950, ref. D1241/10/15


Linda Hall's Drawings of Sherra



“Sherra, Tunley,” Oakridge Community Archives, accessed January 16, 2019,


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