Origin: Apparently "sharn"means filth or dung so the name refers to a ford fouled by cattle.
Domesday: Hugh de Grandmesnil held 2 carucates. Land for 1 plough. 1 sokeman with 3 bordars have ½ plough. Countess Judith held 1 carucates of land. Turchil held ½ carucate of land. 3 bordars had 6 oxen.
A small village which still has an agricultural feel to it. Little is evidently old, most buildings are red brick and appear to date from after the mid to late 1800s.