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Latitude: 50.9764 / 50°58'35"N
Longitude: -3.9967 / 3°59'48"W
OS Eastings: 259918
OS Northings: 121568
OS Grid: SS599215
Mapcode National: GBR KT.LWW4
Mapcode Global: FRA 26JJ.DRZ
Entry Name: Wooton Manor House
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Last Amended: 18 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325700
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96873
Location: Atherington, North Devon, Devon, EX37
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Atherington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Atherington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 SE
5/12 Wootton Manor House (formerly listed
- as Wootton)
Manor house, C16 with possibly earlier origins, remodelled and extended in C17,
restored c.1970. Stone rubble, roughly coursed to gabled hall projection, with
some cob. Partially rendered wing at right end. Slate roofs with gable ends. 2
stone rubble rear lateral stacks, that heating parlour with brick shaft, that to
hall particularly massive with drip and tapered cap. Lateral stone rubble stack
with off-sets and weatherings to rear of kitchen wing.
Complex plan. Rebuilding of left gable end suggests loss of part of body of main
range, which now has cross-passage with stair turret to rear and 2 storey front
porch, with single room to left and large hall to right, the front wall of which
appears to have been built out in the Cl7 as a 2 storey gabled projection. To the
right, and at right angles to the main range is a kitchen wing, possibly originally
detached, but later joined to the main range by a short connecting range forming an
overall L-shaped plan.
2 storeys. Main range has 4 window range, upper storey C20 fenestration, two 3-
light casements flanking 2 light window over doorway of 2 half-glazed leaves with
carved crest of Ayre family above, introduced c.1970. Tall C20 3 light window to
ground floor left and C17 3-light timber mullion window to right. Hall projection
has C20 5-light casement above tall 6-light timber mullion window. Kitchen wing
has 4-light mullion window to upper storey of inner face, and a 3-light and 4-light
timber mullion window to its outer face. At the left gable end is a 3-light window
with 4-centred arches to the patterned leaded lights, inserted in 1970's and
brought from Eggerford House.
Interior: heavy studded door to moulded inner porch door surround. Cranked head
to door surround between hall and cross-passage. Moulded timber lintel to hall
fireplace. Creamery to front wall, section of panelling with fluted decoration to
the top rail and bench with carved fretwork end to upper end of hall. Ornate
plasterwork friezes late C16/early C17 to upper gallery and chamber over hall. 2
raised cruck trusses over parlour end formerly with 2 tiers of threaded purlins and
morticed and tenoned collars. No sign of smoke-blackening.
Listing NGR: SS5991821568
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