This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
WIGGATON 1. -------- 1481 Knightstone, Knightstone Road SY 19 SW 6/91 28.4.52.
C14 and later, 2 storey, stone building facing west, 2 gabled wings, on either side with 2 storey porch attached to right wing. On right is extension with rendered walls believed to contain parts of the old chapel for which a licence was given by Bishop Brantingham in 1381. Blank 2-light window, with old oak mullions and trefoil heads, in the wall. Over the porch is date stone with initials of Gideon Sharman and wife 1563. The house was bought by his father.
It had been the property of Thos. Grey, Marquis of Dorset, whose wife built the Dorset aisle in the Church and was the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey.
Left of porch are 2 large 9-light stone mullion transom windows, lighting large hall left of passage. Fine timbered roof and perfect deep plaster frieze with grotesque figures. 2 stone 4-centred doorways on the north wall. Passage, with 2 old doors, leads through the house. At the rear, 2 long wings, one of which has pigeon holes with alighting perches. House recently carefully restored, and is a fine example of a C16 mansion. Other old features remain. NMR.
Listing NGR: SY1077794012
© Mr Robert Vickery. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Vickery, Robert
Rights Holder: Vickery, Robert
Render, Stone, Medieval Cross Passage House, Monument (By Form), House, Domestic, Dwelling, Counting House, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument
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