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HER Number:MDV111268
Name:Wonson Manor Farm, Throwleigh


Farmstead dates at least to the 17th century based on the age of its buildings, although documentary sources exist dating to the mid 13th century. It is depicted on the Tithe Map. Historic maps record the remains of a manor house here.


Grid Reference:SX 674 896
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to XVII - 1238 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Wonson is depicted on the Tithe Map with a collection of scattered buildings with farmhouse on the northern side. 347 on the Throwleigh apportionment.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Late 19th century historic map records 'Manor House (remains of)' at Wonson.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 453 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Wonson is 'Wnston' in 1238, 'Woneston' in 1244, 1254, 'Wonstone' in 1333, and 'atte Wonston' in 1374. Not a persons name; may mean 'at the crooked stone' in Old English.

Howis Croxford, C. A., 1988, A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh, 5 (Pamphlet). SDV361768.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Included in list. No further detail provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Wonson Manor is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 453.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #70689 ]
SDV361768Pamphlet: Howis Croxford, C. A.. 1988. A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh. Village guide. A5 Paperback. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV33335Parent of: Forecourt walls adjoining to south-east of Wonson Manor, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV80541Parent of: Shippon and Stables at Wonson Manor (Building)
MDV6209Parent of: Wonson Manor House (Building)
MDV33336Related to: Gatepiers 25 metres west of Wonson Manor, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV76991Related to: Northmore Arms, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV30134Related to: PUMP HOUSE in the Parish of Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV118381Related to: The Northmore Arms, Wonson (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2018 11:58AM