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Nos 1, 2 and 3 (Inclusive) the Weeches

A Grade II Listed Building in Washfield, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9281 / 50°55'41"N

Longitude: -3.516 / 3°30'57"W

OS Eastings: 293555

OS Northings: 115386

OS Grid: SS935153

Mapcode National: GBR LG.PYXQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36JN.81Z

Entry Name: Nos 1, 2 and 3 (Inclusive) the Weeches

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106890

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96854

Location: Washfield, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Washfield

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Washfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 91 NW WASHFIELD WASHFIELD

9/209 Nos 1, 2 and 3 (inclusive) The
- Weeches

GV II


House and adjoining cottage. Nos 1 and 2 are one house and were apparently built as
one, no 3 is probably an C18 addition at the right end. Nos. 1 and 2 are of circa
early C16 origins with late C16/early C17 remodelling and C20 renovations.
Colourwashed, rendered cob and stone rubble; thatched roof with plain ridge, hipped
at ends of left cross wing, gabled at right end; end stacks and axial stack to main
block; front left corner stack to cross wing.
Plan: Single depth main range, 4 rooms wide, the left hand room part of the left
cross wing, the right hand room projecting to the front; first room from left
unheated and used as entrance hall to Nos. 1 and 2 containing C20 stair; entrance to
No 3 on left return of front left projection. Late C19/early C20 single-storey lean-
to. Complex evolution. Roof timbers over 3 left hand rooms said to be smoke-
blackened, indicating early C16 open hall although there is no sign of a cross or
through passage. The front and rear rooms of the left end cross wing are almost
certainly later additions, the front room was formerly used as the Post Office, the
rear room is unheated. Interior details indicate flooring and remodelling of the
early C17. Interior of No. 3 not inspected at time of survey, details of plan form
unclear.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:4:1 window front, the outer windows in the left
and right projections. C20 door on front approximately in centre replacing earlier
doorway formerly to the left. Further doorway on inner return of left wing, into
former Post Office with a C19 lean-to porch on a post; first floor angled projection
in angle between main range and front right projection. Fenestration of late C20
casements except ground floor window left, lighting the former Post Office, which is
a late C19 canted bay with timber glazing bars. The left return of the range,
overlooking the churchyard, has 2 small first floor 2-light timber mullioned windows.
Interior: Nos 1 and 2 only inspected. The left hand room of the main range has an
open fireplace with a chamfered stopped timber lintel, C18 brick jambs and a bread
oven. Plain exposed cross beams, exposed joists; partition wall to left made up of
stout timber studs with infill, The unheated room, to the right has a deep hollow
chamfered cross beam with roll stops. The right hand room has boxed in cross beams
and a remodelled fireplace with a bread oven. 2 first floor cross walls said to be
wattle and daub.
Roof: No access to apex at time of survey (1986) but the 2 side-pegged jointed cruck
trusses are said to be sooted at the apex.
Group value with the parish church.


Listing NGR: SS9355515386

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