NORTH WYKE , South Tawton, Devon – North Wyke House.
Restoration and repairs 1904
The Wyke family history website notes that the family house was saved from
…the ruthless demolition of its Gatehouse, together with the fine masonry of the whole of the chapel wing…
and brought back to the family by being purchased by Rev. W. Wykes-Finch. In his account on the subject in a paper given in Sidmouth in 1903, he said
Happily, this destruction of old masonry, as interesting and probably as ancient as any in the county, has been averted by the place coming into my possession. Thus an old mansion, unique in character, has been saved from falling into the hands of the destroyer, and will, I hope, be long preserved for posterity, through its careful repair and restoration by the well-known mediaeval architect, Mr. George H. Fellowes Prynne, of London.
The Western Morning News of 30 July 1928 reported on the property being offered for auction. The following information was given:
In 1904, under the supervision of Mr. G. H. Fellowes Prynne, the eminent London architect, the late Rev. W. Wykes-Finch carried out the restoration of the east wing.