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Wayford Manor House

A Grade I Listed Building in Wayford, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8561 / 50°51'21"N

Longitude: -2.8472 / 2°50'50"W

OS Eastings: 340460

OS Northings: 106627

OS Grid: ST404066

Mapcode National: GBR MD.V6H9

Mapcode Global: FRA 46XT.YCK

Plus Code: 9C2VV543+C4

Entry Name: Wayford Manor House

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262205

Location: Wayford, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Wayford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Wayford

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

Wayford Manor House



Manor House. Possibly incorporating medieval fragments; rebuilt c1600 by charles Daubeney probably with William Arnold as
master mason, but north wing completed by Sir Ernest George cl900. Ham stone ashlar. parts rendered; stone slate roofs
with moulded coped gables; stone chimney stacks, 'E'-plan; 2 storeys with attics; west elevation of 5 bays, of which
bays 1 and 5 are large projections and bay 3 a lesser projection of 2 storeys with hipped roof. Plinth, string course;
hollow-chamfered mullioned windows in wave-mould recesses, on the end gables of bays 1 and 5 all 4-light except lower
bay 1, which has pairs of 3-light sharing a label; to bays 2 and 4 are pairs of 3-light transomed windows to ground
floor - some lights blind in bay 2 - and 4-light above; The porch has a 4-light above, and the entrance is marked by an
arcade of 3 semi-cicular arches with Tuscan columns and lozenge decoration; remarkably similar to Cransorne Manor
(Dorset, 1609), screening a cambered arched doorway flanked by shell niches; above the arcade a band of lozenge
entablature. then a coat of arms - presumably Daubeney - in a frame with egg-and-dart moulding: high in the gable of
bay I a sundial inscribed with initials (?JHB) and date 1901: the then owner being L Ingham Baker. The south elevation
much less formal, of four bays, of which bay 3 is a hipped projection and bay 4 the tall gable of the crossing:bay 1
has 3-light windows, the lower with transome, and this is repeated to bay 2 ground floor only; bay 3 has a 4-light
transomed window at mezzanine level, and bay 4 also has 4-light windows, of which the attic window is also transoned,
but projecting from the ground floor of this bay is a flat roofed wing with composite window and door unit and then a
3-arch arcade matching the front porch, facing westward; this presumably of c1900, Interior not accessible, but
reported is a remodelled interior retaining a ribbed plaster ceiling in the library, below which is a fine chimneypiece
dated 1602 which features pairs of Corinthian columns carrying an overmantel with typical Renaissance panel and
decoration, with a similar ceiling to the smallar solar, possibly a medieval room. Much of the remaining work,
including the staircase, is careful restoration work by Sir Ernest George, As well as comparisons with Cranborne, much
detail is reminiscent of Montacute House, (qv) also attributed to William Arnold, (Oswald, A, Wayford Manor, Somerset,Vol IV,
County Life September 29th 1934; Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; VCH Somerset, Vol IV,

Listing NGR: ST4046006627

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