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Weycroft Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Axminster, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7941 / 50°47'38"N

Longitude: -2.9831 / 2°58'59"W

OS Eastings: 330806

OS Northings: 99851

OS Grid: SY308998

Mapcode National: GBR M6.Z82R

Mapcode Global: FRA 46MZ.ZLK

Entry Name: Weycroft Hall

Listing Date: 6 June 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87681

Location: Axminster, East Devon, Devon, EX13

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Axminster

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: All Saints All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


Weycroft Hall

Early C15, and C16 and C17 with great hall of circa 1400. Restored in C19. The
existing house is the greater part of former Manor House. Stone rubble with
freestone, dressings and slate roofs. Gabled three storey north east wing with corner
buttresses and external stone stack to side. Square tower over porch in the angle
with the three storey range. Great hall of circa 1400 to south east with range of
three larger three-light stone mullion windows each side, the lower lights have cusped
arches. Chimney stack over gable end.

Generally stone mullion-windows with dripmoulds and leaded panes. In the tower over
the porch is single-light window with cusped arch and the adjoining wing has small
window with cusped ogee arch and two-centred arch chamfered doorway. One storey and
attic wing to north west with three-light window with reticulated tracery in end gable
and two stone mullion windows at side, one with four-centred arch lights, the other
ovolo moulded.

Interior: The great hall has an open timber roof, a contemporary gallery like a
rood-loft and with carved bressummer. Large fireplace at opposite end of hall.
Remains of newel staircase.

In 1417 the Bishop of Stafford licensed a private chapel the remains of which are
probably incorporated into the garden wall qv., and in 1426 a royal license was
granted to crenellate the house and enclose the park.

Listing NGR: SY3080699851

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