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A Grade II Listed Building in Clyst Hydon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.807 / 50°48'25"N

Longitude: -3.3703 / 3°22'13"W

OS Eastings: 303542

OS Northings: 101727

OS Grid: ST035017

Mapcode National: GBR LN.YKZ3

Mapcode Global: FRA 36TY.YLG

Plus Code: 9C2RRJ4H+RV

Entry Name: Chelveshayes

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86780

ID on this website: 101098169

Location: Clyst Hydon, East Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Clyst Hydon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst Hydon St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House. Late C17 with a major mid C19 refurbishment, some late C19 alterations,
renovated 1985. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings with extensive patching with
various bricks to rear; brick stacks with tall plastered brick chimneyshafts and C19
octagonal chimneypots; purple slate roof with bands of scalloped grey slate and
crested ridge tiles.
Plan: 4-room plan house facing south towards the churchyard. At the left (west)
end is the principal parlour with a gable-end stack. Next to it is the entrance
hall which contains the main stair and was once heated by an axial stack backing
onto the parlour. Right of centre is the dining room with an axial stack backing
onto the second parlour or study, the room at the right (east) end which has a
gable-end stack. There is a kitchen with an end stack behind the dining room in the
2-storey outshots across the rear.
The main house, including the kitchen, has a C17 shell but the C19 alterations were
so extensive that it is not possible to determine the layout of the C17 house. The
section behind the entrance hall was rebuilt in the late C19. 2 storeys.
Exterior: the front is very idiosyncratic. Tudor Gothic style. Irregular 4-window
front. All the first floor windows and the right end ground floor window are late
C17. They are oak-framed 3-light windows with flat-faced mullions and shallow
internal mouldings but in the C19 external ovolo mouldings were applied and most
contain mid C19 leaded glass with patterned and coloured margin panes. They also
have mid C19 moulded stucco eared architraves with acanthus brackets under the
sills. Right of centre is a small C20 casement but the other 2 ground floor windows
are C19. Right of centre a 16-pane sash with a moulded stucco eared architrave like
the other windows. At the left end the principal parlour has a tripartite sash with
central 12-pane sash and its eared architrave has a moulded stucco architrave
containing a foliate motif. It seems that this motif used the same mould as the
ceiling rose inside and the moulded architrave also derives from internal cornice
mouldings. The front doorway is left of centre and it contains a C19 6-panel door
with panelled reveals behind a mid or late C19 porch with Gothic style detail. The
eaves are carried on a series of brackets carved as acanthus leaves. The roof is
gable-ended. The left gable-end contains a 12-pane sash lighting the first floor
chamber. Each end has bargeboards carved with a blind fret design and openwork
bargeboards carry down on the right end over the outshots.
The rear includes some more late C17 casements without the stucco architraves. The
late C19 bay to rear of the entrance hall is gabled and the first floor is hung with
red tiles and contains a sash window (single hung and dropping into the wall
thickness) with an elliptical head and glazing bars defining margin panes and Tudor
arch headed lights.
Interior: is essentially C19 and was carefully restored so circa 1985 with plaster
cornices hand run in situ and the like. The stick baluster stair in the entrance
hall has been renovated. Alongside the dining room side of the entrance hall is a
late C17 plank-and-muntin screen, its elm muntins given shallow mouldings and it
contains pine planks. The kitchen has a late C17 brick fireplace with a replacement
timber lintel. It has a stone oven doorway and the right cheek retains a fragment
of late C17 plaster rendering incised with a sgraffito pattern of rusticated ashlar.
The kitchen crossbeams may be late C17; they are chamfered with scroll stops but
very slender. The central section of the main block is carried on late C17 A-frame
trusses. As far as can be seen the rest of the house is C19 and includes some good
detail, particularly the ornamental plasterwork, the best is in the chamber over the
This is a very interesting and idiosyncratic house. According to the owner it was
the local doctor's house throughout the C19.

Listing NGR: ST0355701733

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