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Stables and shippon approximately 2 metres east of Wonson Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6916 / 50°41'29"N

Longitude: -3.8775 / 3°52'38"W

OS Eastings: 267484

OS Northings: 89678

OS Grid: SX674896

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.JZMF

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R7.Z39

Entry Name: Stables and shippon approximately 2 metres east of Wonson Manor

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94787

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


3/255 Stables and shippon approximatel
2 metres east of Wonson Manor


Shippon and stables, incorporating part of an earlier house or chapel. Late C15-
early C16 origins, refurbished and converted to agricultural use in C17, modernised
in the C19. Granite stone rubble; slate roof (formerly thatch).
Plan and description: Stables and shippon facing south. The shippon with hayloft
over is right of the stables also with hayloft. The former is longer wider and,
for the most part taller than the stables. The stables are probably a C19 addition
and has a front doorway with window and hayloft loading hatch to right, all
containing C20 joinery. The shippon front has a late C15 - early C16 granite ashlar
doorway at its left end; a 2-centred arch with chamfered surround. To right of
it is a tiny slit window, a little further right a hayloft loading hatch and, at
the right end, 2 large sloping buttresses. The roof is gable-ended and steps up
from right to left more or less in the centre. The right gable end (of the shippon)
contains a blocked doorway framed by monolithic pieces of granite. To right of
it is a small slit window with a drain hole below. The rear wall is obscured by
C20 sheds.
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey although the
previous listing mentions that it contains "ancient timberwork". The late C15 -
early C16 doorway indicates that this building was not originally agricultural in
use. It may be the site of the original Wonson Manor or, as has been suggested
was a detached chapel. This building needs a much more detailed survey than was
possible at the time of this survey.

Listing NGR: SX6748489678

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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