MEM24746 - The Villagers' Stores, Wootton Courtenay (Building)


The eastern buildings date to the mid to late 19th Century, with the western end replaced after a fire in 1916.

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The 2018 MasterMap data shows a Post Office located at SS 9380 4338. [1] It is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, although it appears to have since been extended. [2] It is not entirely clear, but this building appears to have replaced an older property that is depicted on the Tithe Map for Wootton Courtenay centred slightly to the east, at SS 9381 4338 (MEM24747). [3] The Village Shop retains original fascia detail with timber casement and segmental arched head windows above. It forms part of a group that includes a garage workshop, providing a visible focal point to the village. [4] The 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal contains a similar description to that written in 2003 [4]. The property was described as of local interest. [5] Part of the property was owned by Mr George Burnell, a tailor, in the early 1900s. Up to six employees worked in the room above the shop. The original shop building burned down shortly after 1916. George's wife ran a general store, which is still in business. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Wootton Courtenay: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 14, illustration 7.
  • <5> Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 18, 56, illustration 19.
  • <6> Monograph: Ball, D.. 2007. Wootton Courtenay. Peter Ball. 72-5, illustrations 73-4.



Grid reference Centred SS 9380 4339 (15m by 11m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Sep 17 2019 9:00AM


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