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Whitestaunton Manor

Hob Uid: 190386
Location :
Somerset
South Somerset
Whitestaunton
Grid Ref : ST2800410469
Summary : The house comprises an east-west main range containing the original Hall, entered from the north via a porch. Two wings project south from the main range, forming a narrowe courtyard. The west wing projects slightly northwards to align with the face of the porch. The east wing contains a low end solar above service rooms and terminates at the south end with what may originally have been a detached kitchen, but now comprises cellats, with a chamber above known as the Court Room. The east side of the wing has been extended in a two-storey lean-to towards the stable yard. Built of random rubble Whitestaunton limestone with squared and coursed chery north-west gables end and slate roofs. The house was built between 1450 and 1480, there was a major rebuild in the 16th century. Further alterations took place in the early 17th and late 18th-early 19th centuries. The stable buildings were built in the 17th century and incorporate some 15th century material, a coach house was built to the south in the early 19th century.
More information : [ST 2800 1047] Manor House [G.T.]. (1)

Whitestaunton Manor House.
The Elizabethan additions to the house have concealed its earlier
plan. The roof and the present main entrance appear to be of early
fifteenth-century date. (2)

The existence of medieval parts can be seen on the N. side in the
embattled porch and attached chimney. This evidence is born out by
the survival of the fine 14th century Hall roof, with collar beams on
arched braces and cusped wind braces. (3)

There have been several stages of construction, the earliest of
which seems to have been in the present kitchen wing in the NE
quarter of the house. Here there is the roof described by Pevsner,
which is of hammer beam construction although the brackets have gone.
Windows of 14th cent type overlook the central courtyard.
Panelling in a ground floor room in the NW bears the date 1577. See
GP/AO/60/272/6-Manor House from the NW.
Part of the stable range to the east of the house appears to be
contemporary with the Elizabethan part of the house. (4)

This house is as described above. It is of outstanding architectural
interest.
See AO/65/231/8 for roof in 19thc. (5)

(ST 28001047) Manor House (NR). (6)

No change from report of 1.10.65. (7)

I Manor House
A large irregular structure of C.15 origin, refashioned at end of C16 and later. Rubble, ashlar and slated. Partly plastered. Built round a central court. Stone stacks. 2 s. Stone mullioned windows and wood casements. Two-storeyed porch. Fine open timber roof of C.15. The great chimney breast of hall remains. Flat coping to gables. (8)

Whitestaunton Manor. C15th, considerably enlarged in the late C16th,
and again in the C17th. Grade I (8)


ST 2800 1046: Whitestaunton Manor, outstanding and very well
preserved (see illus card) (9)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1905
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Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details : 1927 (Hamilton Thompson)
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Source : Field report on ST 21 SE 11 - 20-APR-1990
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Source : South and west Somerset
Source details : 1958
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 GHP 01-OCT-65
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1963
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 MJF 27-AUG-75
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Chard R.D., Prov.list file,1987/11/A,28.
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of South Somerset Nov-87 84
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built C15th
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Stable
Evidence : Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built 1450-80
Monument End Date : 1480
Monument Start Date : 1450
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt late C16th
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1567
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Early C17th alterations
Monument End Date : 1632
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C17th alteration
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Yard, Stable
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Late C18th-early C19th alterations
Monument End Date : 1832
Monument Start Date : 1767
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built Early C19th
Monument End Date : 1832
Monument Start Date : 1800
Monument Type : Coach House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 96679
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 21 SE 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : SOMERSET AND SOUTH AVON VERNACULAR BUILDING RESEARCH GROUP
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 21 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-08-04
End Date : 1960-08-04
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 21 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-10-01
End Date : 1965-10-01
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 21 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-08-27
End Date : 1975-08-27
Associated Activities : RCHME: OS SWEEPS
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1983-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ST 21 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1990-04-20
End Date : 1990-04-20
Associated Activities : WHITESTAUNTON MANOR HOUSE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31
Associated Activities : WHITESTAUNTON MANOR
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31