Quantock Buildings: middle sized houses

Some people could afford bigger houses and servants to look after them, or they had their own land where they could build bigger houses. Some special jobs had special houses.

Do you recognise any of these Quantock Houses? Click to see if you were right!

Farmhouses

  • Raswell farmhouse is a medieval-style farmhouse built in the 1500s.
    Raswell farmhouse is a medieval-style farmhouse built in the 1500s.
    Go to Broomfield

  • Castle Farm House, Enmore, was built in the early 1700s. The curved roof-end is called a ‘Dutch gable’
    Castle Farm House, Enmore, was built in the early 1700s. The curved roof-end is called a ‘Dutch gable’
    Go to Enmore

  • Rock Farmhouse (Bagborough) is a thatched cob-walled house, built in Tudor times.
    Rock Farmhouse (Bagborough) is a thatched cob-walled house, built in Tudor times.
    Go to West Bagborough

  • Durborough Farmhouse, Aisholt, is about 400 years old and is still a working farm.
    Durborough Farmhouse, Aisholt, is about 400 years old and is still a working farm.
    Go to Durborough

  • You can see where this farmhouse is! On the hill behind, you can just see the conifer plantations of Great Wood.
    You can see where this farmhouse is! On the hill behind, you can just see the conifer plantations of Great Wood.
    Go to Adscombe

Old Manor Houses

  • The romantic ivy-covered ruins of the 14th century manor house at Kilve Chantry
    The romantic ivy-covered ruins of the 14th century manor house at Kilve Chantry
    Go to Kilve

  • This 16th century manor house  in Kingston St Mary is now divided into several separate homes.
    This 16th century manor house in Kingston St Mary is now divided into several separate homes.
    Go to Kingston St Mary

Gatehouses

Gatehouses, or Lodges, can be found at the entrances to great country estates. The gatekeeper lived here. Much further down the drive would be the Main House where the landowner himself lived in great style. The Gatehouses were all that passers-by would see.

  • The classical style Lodge of Cothelstone Park., built in 1818. (The great house itself was knocked down in the 1960s)
    The classical style Lodge of Cothelstone Park., built in 1818. (The great house itself was knocked down in the 1960s)
    Go to Cothelstone

  • This 16th century manor house  in Kingston St Mary is now divided into several separate homes.
    The Gatehouse to Cothelstone Manor
    Go to Cothelstone

  • The gatehouse to Quantock Lodge was built to look like part of a mediaval castle.  This style, called ‘gothic’ (mock-medieval) was popular with the Victorians.
    The gatehouse to Quantock Lodge was built to look like part of a mediaval castle. This style, called ‘gothic’ (mock-medieval) was popular with the Victorians.
    Go to Over Stowey

  • There are four lodges like this at each entrance to St Audries Estate in West Quantoxhead. .It was built in Victorian times in a fashionable style called ‘tudor gothic’.
    There are four lodges like this at each entrance to St Audries Estate in West Quantoxhead. .It was built in Victorian times in a fashionable style called ‘tudor gothic’.
    Go to West Quantoxhead

Large Houses

People who made money in business could afford to build big new houses.

  • This house in Nether Stowey’s belonged to Thomas Poole link H08, one of most famous inhabitants.  The Poole family were prosperous Tanners.
    This house in Nether Stowey’s belonged to Thomas Poole, one of most famous inhabitants. The Poole family were prosperous Tanners.
    Go to Nether Stowey

Rectories

In the past, Rectors (or Vicars or Parsons) often came from wealthy families and built large houses, called Rectories (or Vicarages or Parsonages). Most Old Rectories have been sold. Modern Rectories are much smaller.

  • East Quantoxhead Rectory, with its verandah, was built in 1840. It replacing an earlier Parsonage.
    East Quantoxhead Rectory, with its verandah, was built in 1840. It replacing an earlier Parsonage.
    Go to East Quantoxhead

  • Meadow House, near the church, used to be Kilve Rectory . It was enlarged in the 1800s,and has stables and out buildings. The Victorian Rectors had  big families and several servants. The new, smaller Rectory is in the village.
    Meadow House, near the church, used to be Kilve Rectory . It was enlarged in the 1800s,and has stables and out buildings. The Victorian Rectors had big families and several servants. The new, smaller Rectory is in the village.
    Go to Kilve

  • Old Parsonages make lovely house to renovate. This picture was taken in Kingston St Mary.
    Old Parsonages make lovely house to renovate. This picture was taken in Kingston St Mary.
    Go to Kingston St Mary