Gothelney Hall

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Gothelney Hall
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Gothelney Hall is located in Somerset
Gothelney Hall
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Spaxton
Country England
Coordinates 51°07′58″N 3°03′46″W / 51.1327°N 3.0627°W / 51.1327; -3.0627Coordinates: 51°07′58″N 3°03′46″W / 51.1327°N 3.0627°W / 51.1327; -3.0627
Completed 15th century

Gothelney Hall, also known as Gothelney Manor Farmhouse, located in the parish of Spaxton, Somerset, England was built in the 15th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1][2]

The site was used for an earlier building dated by dendrochronology to between 1238 and 1411.[3]

The tall house in the centre of the building dates from the 15th century, however this was extended in the 16th century, with further additions and renovations in the 17th and 19th centuries.[4] Many of the original roof timbers survive.[5] It was originally surrounded by a moat.[3]

In World War II the house was used by the War Department and afterwards became a kindergarten.[4] It was later used as a farmhouse and farm outbuildings can be found to the rear. The house remains a private dwelling and centre of a working farm.[6]

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  1. ^ "Gothelney Manor Farmhouse". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Gothelney Manor Farmhouse". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Gothelney Manor, Charlynch". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Smerset County Council. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b R W Dunning, C R Elrington (Editors), A P Baggs, M C Siraut (1992). "Charlinch: Manors and other estates". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6: Andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and neighbouring parishes). Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Emery, Anthony (2006). Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500: Southern England v. 3. Cambridge University Press. p. 567. ISBN 978-0521581325. 
  6. ^ "The Gothelney Farmer". Retrieved 8 August 2013.