MEM24755 - Vine Cottage and Woodbine Cottage, Wootton Courtenay (Building)


The buildings are shown on historic mapping. They were part of the Wootton Courtenay Estate and were sold in 1921.

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A small building is shown on the Tithe Map for Wootton Courtenay at c. SS 9369 4320. It is labelled 327, which the Apportionment states is a cottage owned by the Right Honorable Lord Sherborne and occupied by Richard Lang. [1] The building is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map with some extensions to the original core of the property, which now extends south to abut the smithy (MEM24756). [2] The building is depicted on 2018 MasterMap data as subdivided but with a similar plan form. The northern section is labelled "Vine Cottage" and the southern "Woodbine Cottage". [3] On the main lane there is another short cottage row. At the north end at the corner of Butt’s Lane, Vine Cottage is a two-storey cottage, with exposed stone walls and Roman tile roofs with a door in the gable end. Woodbine Cottage is a part of the same building but extends into the single-storey range to the south that projects forward and is probably part of the former smithy. It is mostly 18th or 19th Century in date. N.B. The single storey part of Woodbine Cottage appears to be the later extension mentioned above, shown on [2]. The properties were described as of local interest.[4,5] The buildings were part of the Wootton Courtenay Estate and was sold at auction by James Huntly Dutton on Wednesday 14th April 1921, as lot 25. A picture of the cottages is shown in the sales particulars. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 327.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <4> Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 26, 56, inc illustration.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 2 September 2019.
  • <6> Monograph: Ball, D.. 2007. Wootton Courtenay. Peter Ball. 15, illustrations 16, 23.



Grid reference Centred SS 9369 4320 (18m by 21m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

Sep 17 2019 9:00AM


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