MEM24745 - Stag Cottage and Pound Cottage, Wootton Courtenay (Building)

Summary

The cottages may have originally formed part of a longer range that fronted the main street, although this is unclear. This is also be the site of the 19th Century Rose and Crown Inn.

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The Tithe Map for Wootton Courtenay depicts a large irregularly shaped building centred at SS 9376 4339 fronting the main road. Together with a parcel of land to the rear, it is labelled 299, which the accompanying Apportionment describes as "Pound Cottage and Garden", owned by The Right Honorable Lord Sherborne and Thomas Hole Senior, and occupied by Thomas Hole Senior. [1] The 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows subdivided properties on the eastern end of the site of this building, centred at SS 9376 4339. These may or may not include the remains of the original Pound Cottage. They appear to be labelled the "Rose & Crown Inn", although this is not clear. A further smaller rectangular structure, which appears to be the western end of the original house, is shown at SS 9373 4339. [2] The 2nd Edition map shows the site arranged in a similar way, excepting that the label for the Inn had been removed. [3] The 2018 MasterMap data shows the buildings at the eastern end have been amalgamated into two properties, the eastern labelled "Pound Cottage" and the western "Stag Cottage". The smaller rectangular building to the east has apparently been removed. [4] Pound Cottage and Stag Cottage are slightly angled to the road and probably date from the late 17th or early 18th Century. The former is rendered with steps up, the latter has exposed stone with a brick relieving arch and wrought iron railings, and there are timber casement windows to both. [5] The 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal contains a similar description to that written in 2003 [5], except that it is noted the building is shown as the Rose and Crown on the 25 inch 1st Edition map [2]. The property was described as of local interest. [6] In the 1861 Census, David Knight is listed as the Innkeeper of the Rose and Crown. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 299.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Wootton Courtenay: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 14, illustration 9.
  • <6> Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 20, 56, illustration 21.
  • <7> Monograph: Ball, D.. 2007. Wootton Courtenay. Peter Ball. 33.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9376 4339 (48m by 25m)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Sep 17 2019 9:00AM

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