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MEM22093 - Holnicote House

ENPHER Number:MEM22093
Name:Holnicote House
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 9097 4633
Parish:SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Summary

four manor houses have stood at holnicote. The present house was built in 1861 by the Acland family.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Early-Middle Saxon to AD 16th Century - 410 AD? to 1599 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (AD 17th Century to AD 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1779 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (AD 18th Century to AD 19th Century - 1779 AD to 1851 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (AD 19th Century to Modern - 1861 AD to 2050 AD)

Designated Status: none recorded

Description

Shown on the 1st edition OS Map. (1)

The manor at Holnicote is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The site shows evidence of four separate manor houses. The gatehouse dates to the early 17th century house that was destroyed by a fire in 1779. There are also remains of the walls of The Cottage which was destroyed by a fire in 1851. Dendrochronology dates from the gatehouse show that a manor was built at holnicote between 1493 and 1521. In 1705 the manor was sold to the Blackford family who replaced the 17th century house with a more modern property. Although the house no longer exists the stable block and some outbuildings survive. Te Cottage (built after the 1779 fire) became home to the Acland family. The Cottage was destroyed by fire in 1851 and replaced in 1861, this property still stands. (2)

The kitchen extention was added in 1874. The house was thatched (destroyed by fires in 1921 and 1941) until 1941 when it was tiled. The house is partly set on the cellars of the house that burnt down in 1851. The house is four storeys in places but simply designed. (4)

Sources and Further Reading

[1]SEM6703 - Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series, First Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
[2]SEM6871 - Report: Carson, C.C. + Carson, C.C.. 2006. A Brief History of Holnicote House. P. 1-9.
[3]SEM6872 - Report: Richardson, I.. 2001. Holnicote Estate Archaeological Survey: Part 1. Fig 10. & P. 13.
[4]SEM6873 - Report: Richardson, I.. 2001. Holnicote Estate Archaeological Survey: Part 2.

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Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2011 11:24AM

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