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Worthy Manor House

Hob Uid: 35849
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8590048150
Summary : The house is first mentioned in a documentary source dating to approximately 1292. The present house dates to the beginning of the 20th century but is thought to incorporate older elements.
More information : [SS 8590 4815] Worthy Remains of a (NAT)
Manor House (NR) (1)

The manor house of Worthy, extant pre-1562 (2). There are some
traces of it in the present manor house which is largely c.1900
(3). (2-3)

The house, now known as Worthy Manor, is not of outstanding
architectural interest. (4)

II Worthy Manor

First mentioned c. 1292 when Walter of Worthy sued overlord
Simon de Roger of Porlock for diverting a stream. Next heard of in
1424 in possession of the Hinsley family.

Much altered and added to in comparatively recent times though
a number of early features survive particularly in the interior.
Rubble, partly rough-cast, slate roof, tall square stacks, 2
stone (1 on exposed chimney breast), 3 rendered. Two-storey,
L-shaped, irregular windows, mostly recent wood casements but 3 of
C. 17 type with moulded wood mullions, 2 heavy chamfered oak
doorframes with pointed-arch heads. One at each end of screens
passage, reproduction doors. Interior has original
plank-and-muntin panelled screens passage with 3 pointed arch
doorframes along one side and one on the other. Several similar
pointed-arch wood doorframes and one flat-pointed with mouldings
stopped to base. Exposed ceiling beams, open timber roof with
collar beams and 2 purlins.

+ Historical information extracted from "History of The Part of
West Somerset comprising the Parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy,
Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone and Oare." by Charles E. H.
Chadwyck-Healey (pub. 1901). (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1904.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist. of Part of W. Somerset 1901. 322-3. (C.E.H. Chadwyck - Healey)
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Source Number : 3
Source : South and west Somerset
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 09-JUL-65
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Williton RD, Somer March 1962 69
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Mentioned 1292
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1292
Monument Type : House, Manor House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt c.1900
Monument End Date : 1910
Monument Start Date : 1890
Monument Type : House, Manor House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NE 7
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 NE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-09
End Date : 1965-07-09