MSO10567 - Wychanger Barton, Luccombe (Building)


A semi-detached portion of the 16th or 17th Century manor house, damaged by fire and largely rebuilt in the late 19th Century.

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Part of manor house, now semi-detached dwelling. Possibly late C16-early C17, damaged by fire and reroofed, extensively altered late C19. Rendered over rubble, shallow pitch slate roof, overhanging eaves, paired brick stacks left near junction with Wychanger (qv), and centre. Plan: full height porch left, hall end right rebuilt after fire as pair of cottages, 2-cell and cross passage. Two storeys; 1:3:3 bays, gabled full height porch left, 2-light casement C19 half-glazed leaded double doors below wooden lintel, other windows all 2-and 3-light late C19 wooden casements, entrance second and fifth bays left, half-glazed door, gabled clay tile porch with semi-circular opening left, right gabled clay tile hooded porch carried on shaped brackets with plank door. Interior not sighted. Primarily listed for historic interest as part of the manor house and for group value with Wychanger to left. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265337. First Listed on 05/06/1985. [2] 2-cell Cross passage plan. Stone, Render walls. Gabled roof [3] Wychanger was surveyed by the National Trust in 1997. It began life as a cross-passage house in the 16th Century, with a south wing added to the south wall of the lower room in the early 17th Century. The hall and the inner room of the house were destroyed in the early 19th Century, possibly by fire and the west end was rebuilt, incorporating the surviving hall fireplace. Possibly at this time, the house was divided into two tenancies. [4] Wychanger and Wychanger Barton are now semi-detached portions of the former manor house with some parts dating from the late 16th–early 17th century, jointed cruck trusses and curved struts… The latter, which is primarily included for reasons of historic interest and group value, was largely rebuilt in the late 19th century after a major fire. [5] The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [6] The building is depicted on the 2020 MasterMap data and labelled "Wychanger Barton". [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: National Trust. 1997. Vernacular Building Survey: Wychanger, Luccombe.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Luccombe Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p15.
  • <6> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39381 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9109 4428 (22m by 17m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/14/54
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31040

Record last edited

May 20 2021 11:56AM


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