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HER Number:MDV38012
Name:Wonton Farm House

Summary

Wonton Farm house was built in the early 16th century with later additions and alterations. Shown as West Wonton on 19th and early 20th century maps

Location

Grid Reference:SX 727 591
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NW/13
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'West Wonton' farmhouse shown on 19th century map to the south of the road with a U-shaped group of farm buildings to the northeast.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Shown as 'West Wonton' on early 20th century map.


Department of Environment, 1986, South Brent, 50 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV178295.

Wonton farmhouse built in the early 16th century, floored and hall stack inserted in the late 16th or early 17th century, kitchen wing 17th century, and remodelled and lower end rebuilt in mid 19th century. Stuccoed stone rubble and possibly cob. Asbestos slate roof with gabled ends, more steeply pitched over hall and higher end, and flatter pitch over lower end right with projecting gable to front with openwork wavy bargeboards. Rendered axial chimney stack backing on to former cross or through passage, and rendered stack with set-offs at higher gable end left, and stack with set-off to gable end of rear kitchen wing. Originally a three room and through or cross passage plan with open hall floored and hall stack inserted in late 16th or 17th century, kitchen wing added at rear of hall in the 17th century, and lower end entirely rebuilt in circa 1850's when the cross passage was widened into stair hall. Two storeys. Five window range, hall bay recessed. Later 19th century two-light casements with glazing bars. 19th century splayed bay window to lower end (right hand) projection. Glazed door to stair hall cross passage to right of centre. Glazed double doors to left into hall. Gable at higher end (left) has large 20th century buttress feature rising to above roof level. Lower end (right) has single storey 20th century lean-to extension. Interior: four roof trusses with straight principals morticed at apices and morticed for collars which have been replaced by later lap-jointed collars. Threaded purlins. Three of the trusses and purlins appear to be very lightly smoke-blackened and the two probably reused rafters are more heavily smoke-blackened. The trusses have carpenters marks. Later stairs in position of original newel stairs which has a post with cracked top in position of newel. Hall ceiling beams plastered over. Some of the plaster has fallen exposing chamfered joints with straight cut stops. Hall fireplace blocked, and has Victorian chimney-piece.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 5 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 27 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.

Other details: Site 56.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.

Other details: Map 5 Site 56.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178295List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. South Brent. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 50.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340215Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. 27.
SDV340216Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340217Report - Survey: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 1224. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV13546Related to: Higher Wonton Farmhouse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4375 - Fishacre to Lyneham Pipeline Assessment
  • EDV4391 - Fishacre to Lyneham Fieldwalking Survey

Date Last Edited:May 30 2018 5:29PM