Whitestaunton Manor

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Whitestaunton Manor
Geograph 2862485 Whitestaunton Manor.jpg
Location Whitestaunton, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°53′24″N 3°01′28″W / 50.89000°N 3.02444°W / 50.89000; -3.02444Coordinates: 50°53′24″N 3°01′28″W / 50.89000°N 3.02444°W / 50.89000; -3.02444
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 4 February 1958[1]
Reference No. 433262
Whitestaunton Manor is located in Somerset
Whitestaunton Manor
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Location of Whitestaunton Manor in Somerset

Whitestaunton Manor in the village of Whitestaunton, Somerset, England was built in the 15th century as a Hall house and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1] It consists of an east-west range with two wings which were added later.[2]

The first record of the house dates from 1479 with dendrochronology showing roof timbers dating from 1447 to 1492.[3] It has been altered and expanded several times since, including a major expansion in the 1570s.[4] The stables and coach house were built in the 16th century and are now Garde II listed.[5]

Excavations carried out in 1882, when the house was owned by Charles Isaac Elton, had identified a building, thought to be a Roman villa, which had been incorporated into the grounds, and designated as a Scheduled monument.[6] In 2003 archaeological television programme Time Team carried out an excavation in the grounds, which discovered a Roman bath house.[7]

During restoration work, between 2000 and 2011, a Hammerbeam roof was discovered above a Georgian ceiling.[8] The roof dated from 1446 to 1478.[9] It had been damaged by Death watch beetle.[10] The work received an award for the work from the Wood Awards in 2008.[11] Wooden paneling had also been damaged by Death watch and Common furniture beetle. It was removed and restored.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "Whitestaunton Manor". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor (formerly listed as Manor House), Whitestaunton Village". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ R.W. Dunning (editor), A.P. Baggs, R.J.E. Bush (1978). "Parishes: Whitestaunton". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Range of outbuildings about 15 meters east of Whitestaunton Manor". Heritage Gateway. English Heritage. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor". Wessex Archaeology. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "TimeTeam at Whitestaunton Manor". Chard Museum. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor". The Wood Awards. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Emery, Anthony (2006). Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500: Southern England v. 3. Cambridge University Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0521581325. 
  10. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor". Levitate. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor". Carrek Historic Building Conservation. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Whitestaunton Manor - 2008". Isleside Conservation Joinery. Retrieved 16 December 2012.