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Wootton Manor (Wootton House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier medieval house on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: William Thomas

    House & Family History: Wootton was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a manor of four and a half hides, held for the crown by William the Conqueror's half-brother, Robert, Count of Mortain.

  • Architect: Detmar Jellings Blow

    Date: 1915-19
    Designed: Alterations and additions to House for R.P. Gwynne

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  • Country Life: CXVII, 920, 1955.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Robert, Count of Mortain, 11th century. Falconer family, 12th century. Michelgrove family. Shelley family, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: William Thomas, 17th century; Thomas family here until 1838. Thomas Sheppard, 19th century. James Eglinton Anderson Gwynne, 1876-1915; Rupert P. Gwynne, 20th century; Gwynne family here until the 1970s.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No