Worthy Manor

Porlock, Somerset.

 

 

Descripton on Historic England

In the entry for: PORLOCK CP ASHLEY COMBE PORLOCK WEIR Worthy Manor
The entry shall be ammended to read: PORLOCK CP WORTHY COMBE PORLOCK Worthy Manor
SS84NE PORLOCK CP ASHLEY COMBE PORLOCK WEIR 3/44 Worthy Manor 22.5.69
GV II Manor House. C16, possibly earlier, extensively altered, especially late C19-early C20, possibly by C F A Voysey. Red sandstone random rubble, part roughcast, slate roof hipped to right, extended as catslide over porch, stone stack rising from eaves left of porch, right gable end, and 3 stone stacks on south-west return L-plan. Two storeys, 4 bays, all early C20 casements, 2-light left of projection beside stack containing 3-light, 2-storey porch with glazed opening left, 2-light caseaent end bay right, ground floor similar 2 and 3-light windows left of cambered head entrance to porch, 2-light casement to right, chamfered pointed arch door frame with ribbed door. Three bay left return with coped verges at gable end. Interior not seen, said to contain plank and auntin screens passage, pointed arch wooden door frames, chamfered beams with enriched stops and exposed collar beam roof; information taken from previous list. (Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West Somerset, 1958; Chadwyck-Healey, The History of the Part of West Somerset, 1901).

 

 

Description on Images of England

In the entry for: PORLOCK CP ASHLEY COMBE PORLOCK WEIR 3/45 Range of outbuildings about 20 m - south-east of Worthy Manor The entry shall be ammended to read PORLOCK CP WORTHY COMBE PORLOCK Range of outbuildings about 20 m south-east of Worthy Manor SS84NE PORLOCK CP ASHLEY COMBE PORLOCK WEIR 3/45 Range of outbuildings about 20 m - south-east of Worthy Manor GV II Barn, loft over stables, chauffeur's house over garage. Possibly C17 barn, extended early C20 by C F A Voysey. Local stone random rubble, roughcast dwelling end, 3 independently roofed blocks set into sloping site, lower end thatch, steeply pitched west Somerset slate centre and similar with bell-cast and large roughcast stack at higher south west end. Plan: chauffeur's cottage with garage abutting loft of stables, barn beyond, South-west gable end 2-light many paned casements, similar below to right of double garage doors; long south east front unlit, projecting full height bay left, 2-light casement below eaves right, plank door to loft reached by external flight of wooden steps carried on a shaped bracket, hipped dormer window right, ground floor 2 stable doors, one altered to window; double doors of barn beyond. Unlit on rear elevation. A picturesque group which backs onto Worthy Manor (qv). (Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

 

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