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.
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