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HER Number:MDV11436
Name:Weycroft Manor House

Summary

Weycroft. Medieval manorhouse with chapel now divided into two detached portions.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 308 998
Map Sheet:SY39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39NW/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR (VIII to XXI - 701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, SY39NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV124484.


Untitled Source, 308 (Migrated Record). SDV15340.


Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica, 23 (Monograph). SDV323771.

Licence to castellate the mansion granted in 1426. After 1611 the house fell into decay. "there are still (1822) remains of the ruins".


Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Axminster in Early Times, 139, 142-144, 155, 157, 158, 169 (Article in Monograph). SDV112553.

Domesday Manor of Wigacrosta, held by Roger de Corcellis of Ralf de Pomeray. Later owners given.


Wilkin, W. H., 1936, Axminster Notes: Part 2, 360-365 (Article in Serial). SDV124477.

List of medieval owners. After 1626, the Manor of Weycroft was dismembered and various portions sold. Temp Charles II and James II dissenters met in the hall.


Wilkin, W. H., 1939, Vicars of Stockland, 268 (Article in Serial). SDV124479.

Weycroft incorporates material (stone window mullions) from a place called West Waters (See PRN 1931) demolished 1564.


J.B., 1947-1949, Gaboldesley, 88-89 (Article in Serial). SDV124478.

A split manor, one portion of which was called Leigh, later called Gaboldesley after an early medieval (13th Cent) holder.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 325 (Monograph). SDV17562.


Seymour, D. J., 1955 - 1958, The Smaller Manor Houses of Medieval Devon, 16 (Article in Serial). SDV6523.


Department of Environment, 1960, Axminster RD, 2, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV124474.

Former manor house now in two portions. Other details: Provisional List.


Delderfield, E., 1976, Untitled Source, 27 (Article in Serial). SDV124473.

Weycroft. Medieval manorhouse with chapel now divided into two detached portions. For architectural details see sub sheets. Formerly with a park (See PRN 21842). History outlined. A Domesday manor sold to Thomas Bennett in 1611, who allowed the house to fall into a ruinous state. The house was subsequently (17th Cent) repaired and partially rebuilt. Much altered in the 19th Century when it first became 2 separate dwellings. Other details: Newspaper.


Department of Environment, 1983, Axminster, 27-29 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV117703.


Higham, R. A., 1988, Devon Castles: An Annotated List, 146 (Article in Serial). SDV341278.

Licence to crenellate granted to Thomas Brooke and others in 1427.


Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABR, 11, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV319234.


Carter, R., 2002, Weycroft Manor House Lawn (Correspondence). SDV124497.

Other details: Letter and colour oblique photo.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Axminster in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 139, 142-144, 155, 157, 158, 169.
  • List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Axminster. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 27-29.
  • Article in Serial: Delderfield, E.. 1976. Western Morning News. 27.
  • List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Axminster RD. Historic Houses Register. 2, 3.
  • Article in Serial: Wilkin, W. H.. 1936. Axminster Notes: Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 68. A5 Hardback. 360-365.
  • Article in Serial: J.B.. 1947-1949. Gaboldesley. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 23. 88-89.
  • Article in Serial: Wilkin, W. H.. 1939. Vicars of Stockland. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. 268.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. SY39NW2. OSA.
  • Correspondence: Carter, R.. 2002. Weycroft Manor House Lawn. Email to B. Horner. A4 Stapled + Digital.
  • Migrated Record: 308.
  • Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 325.
  • Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABR. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 11, 12.
  • Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown. 23.
  • Article in Serial: Higham, R. A.. 1988. Devon Castles: An Annotated List. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 46. Paperback Volume. 146.
  • Article in Serial: Seymour, D. J.. 1955 - 1958. The Smaller Manor Houses of Medieval Devon. Transactions of the Torquay Natural History Society. 12. Unknown. 16.

Associated Monuments

MDV19040Parent of: MANOR HOUSE in the Parish of Axminster (Building)
MDV19041Parent of: MANOR HOUSE in the Parish of Axminster (Building)
MDV11437Parent of: Medieval Wall, Axminster. (Building)
MDV44248Parent of: OUTBUILDING in the Parish of Axminster (Building)
MDV21841Parent of: OUTBUILDING in the Parish of Axminster (Monument)
MDV44247Parent of: WALL in the Parish of Axminster (Building)
MDV44249Parent of: WALL in the Parish of Axminster (Building)
MDV1931Related to: Membury, Waterhouse (Monument)
MDV17622Related to: Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Building)
MDV21842Related to: Weycroft Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 3:51PM