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 There is a extract of a book by aurthur.w,Vivian-Neal, that refers to the Greenham and Grindeham Family, the beulding was built in the Plantagenet Period. 

The Plantagenets Perion 1216-1399
5 Kings, commencing with Henry 3rd 1216-1272 

Greenham Barton is a 15th century manor house in the civil parish of Stawley, Somerset, England (at Greenham, west of Wellington in Somerset). It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]  

In early 14th century the local lords of the manor were the Bluett and Cothay families, who owned both the nearby Cothay Manor and Greenham Barton. The manor came to the Bluett family around 1300 when Sir Walter Bluett married the daughter of the then owner Simon de Gryndenham. Later -in the early 14th century- John Bluett, the elder son of the union of the Bluett family with the Cothay family, inherited Greenham Barton, with the younger son Richard inheriting Cothay. 

The original house consisted of living quarters around a courtyard with the Great Hall being added in the 16th century.[2] 

During World War I the condition of the house deteriorated until it was bought by a Mr Fry in 1920 and renovated. Further restoration has been undertaken since 1968 when it was bought by Mr ER Willis.[2] 


1.    ^ "Greenham Barton". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-04-30.   

2.    ^ a b Ford, Michael. "Bluett Family Mansions in Somerset, Devon & Cornwall". Britania Country Houses. Retrieved 2009-04-30.   

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Below is Greenham Barton and the listing of the building.

Greenham Barton Photo


Greenham Barton, Stawley 

Description: Greenham Barton 

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 270103 

OS Grid Reference: ST0815620047
OS Grid Coordinates: 308156, 120047
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9725, -3.3095 

Location: Bishop's Hill, Stawley, Somerset TA21 0JW 

Locality: Stawley
Local Authority: Taunton Deane
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 0JW 

 In the entry for STAWLEY CP GREENHAM

6/28 Greenham Barton


6/28 Greenham Barton



House. Early C15, C16 and early C20 alterations. Red sandstone random rubble
with Ham stone dressings, stone slate roof, stone stacks. L-shaped plan long
block of hall and porch facing South East with service wing North West. 2
storeys, 2:1:2:1 bays; pair of mullioned and transomed 10-light Tudor headed
windows to right of porch, 4-light mullioned window outer bay right, 2 pairs of
2-light mullioned windows to left of porch, 2-light cinquefoil with hood mould,
in first floor of porch; the latter is crenellated with stepped diagonal
buttresses, 4-centred arch with convex mouldings. Circular staircase turret with
moulded parapet outer bay right, early C20 addition. Interior: remains in
screens passage possibly of aisle truss post, imported stud and plank screen,
unusual stair turret between screen and fireplace in Great Hall originally
giving access to gallery above passage. Great Hall open to eaves with
Elizabethen - style plaster work by smallcorn of Bath, early C20, similar in
solar and inner room, 4- centred arch fireplace moulded with reverse ogees.
Pointed arched doorway to service wing, originally detached kitchen block. Round
headed gateway North East site of courtyard, which originally also contained a
detached chapel and lodgings. (SANHS Proceedings, p 17-24, LXXX; Country Life, p
252-7, September 9, 1933; VAG Report, Unpublished SRO, November l981).

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