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Wrixhill

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunterton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5962 / 50°35'46"N

Longitude: -4.2984 / 4°17'54"W

OS Eastings: 237428

OS Northings: 79908

OS Grid: SX374799

Mapcode National: GBR NN.CZQ0

Mapcode Global: FRA 17WH.H7P

Entry Name: Wrixhill

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92312

Location: Dunterton, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Dunterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SW 37 NE DUNTERTON

9/66 Wrixhill
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II


Farmhouse. Probably with early C17 origins and lower end completely rebuilt.
Remodelled in circa C18. Painted stone rubble and cob. Steeply pitched asbestos
slate roof with gabled ends. Thatched until early 1980s. Rendered stacks on right-
hand gable end and axial stack to right of cross passage of lower entrance. Plan;
probably originally 3 rooms with cross passage. Original cross passage now lower
entrance. Lower end completely rebuilt circa early C19. Now barn. Upper end
remodelled. Main range now comprises 3 rooms with cross passage between former hall
and inner room. Dairy in outshut to rear.
2 storeys, regular 4-window front. Ground floor with wide plank door with glazed
light to lower entrance. To right, 2 C19 2-light casement with glazing bars flank
entrance with C20 gabled glazed porch. Above, four 2-light casements. 3 on right,
C19 with glazing bars. C20 window on left. To rear, evidence of at least 2 raisings
of eaves. Outshut beneath lean-to roof.
Barn adjoining on left-hand gable end, stone rubble with corrugated asbestos roof.
2 storeys. Shippon door on left beneath cambered lintel. Plank door on right with
partly boarded 2-light casement with glazing bars above. To rear, stone rubble steps
to loft.
Interior of farmhouse. Left-hand room, probably once cross passage, with heavy
chamfered ceiling beams. Much C18 and C19 joinery including plank door with cover
moulds and strap hinges at top of stairs. Roof circa C18 with lapped and pegged
collars.
Name probably of Celtic origins. First known documentary reference in 1219. Appears
in Survey of Lord Dynham's lands in 1566. (Devon County Record Office).
Devon Sites and Monuments Register
Gover J.E.B. et al. The Place names of Devon, 1932, p 182.


Listing NGR: SX3742879908

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