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Wadstray House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3555 / 50°21'19"N

Longitude: -3.6517 / 3°39'6"W

OS Eastings: 282599

OS Northings: 51924

OS Grid: SX825519

Mapcode National: GBR QP.53HV

Mapcode Global: FRA 3873.95Y

Entry Name: Wadstray House

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99808

Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Blackawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Wadstray House
26.1.67 II

Small country house. Circa 1800, extended in circa early C20. Rendered
stone. Slate hipped roof with modillion eaves cornice. Tall rendered stack
to left and lateral stacks at rear.
Plan: Double depth plan with 2 principal rooms at the front and a central
entrance hall room. The third principal room is situated behind the right
hand room and the kitchen is behind the stair well. In circa early C20 a 1-
room plan extension was built on the left side of the house and a verandah
added across the front.
Exterior: 2 storeys, 1:3 window south front. The left hand 1 window bay is
the circa early C20 addition. The symmetrical 3 windows to the right has 2
2-storey bows of 3-lights with bowed sashes with glazing bars, the first
floor sashes have been replaced and the ground floor central sashes of each
bow replaced by a French window. The central first floor sash is also a C20
replacement. Central doorway has a good arcades with Tuscan engaged columns
and open pediment with semi-circular traceried fanlight and panelled
reveals; the glazed door is C20. The later extension to the left has a
French window on the ground floor and 12-pane sash above. Across the whole
of the front a circa early C20 verandah on wooden posts. Rear elevation and
sides were not inspected.
Interior: Most of the original joinery appears to be intact including
panelled doors etc. and the moulded plaster cornices remain in most of the
rooms and hall. In the hall the floor is paved in limestone. The hall has
an elliptical arch and screen with semi-circular traceried fanlight. The
open well staircase has a moulded mahogany handrail ramped up to column
newels and wreathed over the curtail newel, the open string has cut tread
ends. The front right hand room has a moulded cornice and carved wooden
chimneypiece with console brackets - possibly on C20 replacement. The
smaller front left hand room has a C20 chimneypiece and is lined in late C2O
bookshelves but the moulded cornice survives behind. The rear right hand
room has a chimneypiece with an eared architrave an dentilled cornice.

Listing NGR: SX8259951924

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