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Waye Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lustleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6182 / 50°37'5"N

Longitude: -3.7311 / 3°43'51"W

OS Eastings: 277634

OS Northings: 81264

OS Grid: SX776812

Mapcode National: GBR QK.1F5S

Mapcode Global: FRA 372F.N84

Plus Code: 9C2RJ799+7H

Entry Name: Waye Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84621

Location: Lustleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lustleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lustleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House, formerly a farmhouse. Late medieval, with later additions at the rear.
Stone rubble covered with roughcast; there may be a layer of cob under the eaves.
Thatched roof, half-hipped at right-hand end. 2 granite ashlar chimneystacks, one
projecting slightly in left-hand gable, the other on the ridge, off-centre to right
(heating the former hall); both have tapered tops, apparently with an added course
of stones on top. 3-room and through-passage plan with narrow, unheated inner
room, the hall and lower room probably with chimneys by C17. Hall fireplace backs
on to passage and has an early newel stair beside it, partly set into the thickness
of the rear wall and partly projecting into the room. On the other side of the
fireplace, against the front wall, is another winding stair of uncertain date. The
lower end of the house appears to have been altered in early C18 by inserting a
straight flight of stairs at the rear of the room and building on a lean-to
extension behind that. C20 lean-to porch at rear of passage 2 storeys, the upper
storey built partly in the roof-space; C20 porch is single-storeyed. The front
wall has 4 openings in the ground storey. The doorway, in second opening from the
left, has an early C18 door in a bead-moulded wood frame; door has 2 railed-and-
fielded ovolo-moulded panels at the top and a flush panel (perhaps a later
alteration) at the bottom. Late C19 cast-iron knocker. C20 thatched wood porch.
To left of door a C19 wood casement window of 4 lights with 2 panes per light. To
right a C20 window with leaded panes, probably set in part of an earlier opening.
At right-hand end a 2-light wooden window which seems to have been a horizontally
sliding sash. There are only 2 windows in the upper storey, rising into the thatch
to left of the porch. These have C18 or early C19 wood casements with leaded
panes, the left-hand window with 4 lights and the right-hand window with 2 lights.
Left-hand gable-wall has no windows. Right-hand gable-wall has in ground storey a
C20 wood casement with leaded panes; in upper storey is a 3-light wood casement of
the C18 or early C19 with leaded panes. The rear wall has 3 similar windows at the
upper end. Back door (within porch) is early C18 with raised and fielded ovolo-
moulded panels and wrought-iron strap-hinges.
Interior provides a remarkably complete picture of a medieval house remodelled in
the late C16 or C17 and considerably refitted in the early C18. Many of the old
plaster wall-surfaces remain intact. Former hall has stud-and-panel screen at
upper end. Head-beam has quarter-round and hollow mouldings, but studs.have been
renewed in early C18 and are bead-moulded without stops; cranked door-head and old
plank door with wrought-iron strap-hinges at right-hand end. Above screen,
mingling with the joists of the inserted late C16 or C17 upper floor, are the
joist-ends of an internal jetty, formerly projecting into the medieval open hall.
The joist-ends are chamfered with step-stops and have rounded ends, the position of
the stops indicating that the screen has been moved back slightly from its original
position. Studs are plain towards inner room. The inserted upper floor beam in
hall is chamfered with step-stops; joists are plain. Hall fireplace is large with
monolithic granite jambs which are chamfered without stops; wood lintel with a
slightly hollow chamfer, the stops being simply vertical cuts. Oven at back of
fireplace, on right-hand side. Stair to right has early C18 door with 2 raised-
and-fielded ovolo-moulded panels and L-shaped strap-hinges, the earlier door-frame
cut back to accommodate it; stair has possibly 2 solid wood steps and a blocked
slit window. In front wall is a small C18 cupboard, the door with an ogee-headed
panel, raised-and-fielded and ovolo-moulded. In through-passage the back of hall
fireplace is of large ashlar blocks lightly plastered. Early C18 doors to hall,
lower room and added room to rear of latter. The first 2 doors to hall, lower room
and added room to rear of latter. The first 2 doors have raised-and-fielded ovolo-
moulded panels, the door to hall, which has long wrought-iron strap-hinges with 2
panels, the door to lower room with 3 panels; the third door consists of 3
vertical planks, the middle plank recessed. Lower room has fireplace with plain
wood lintel; at either side an early C18 cupboard with raised-and-fielded ovolo-
moulded panelled doors. Front window has panelled window-seat. Room above, in
second storey, has similar cupboards flanking gable fireplace; latter has early
C18 moulded wood cornice. Several early C18 panelled doors in upstairs rooms.
Roof over hall is medieval, the timbers, thatching spars and underside of the
thatch being smoke-blackened. There is no open truss, but the closed truss over
jetty in ground storey has threaded purlins and an angled ridge-piece. The infill
has whitened plaster; the roof beyond it (over the inner room) is not accessible.
At the lower end, past the hall chimney, much of the roof has been rebuilt, but a
blackened open truss survives together with some blackened common rafters and
thatching spars; the truss differs in not having had a ridge-piece. Part of
another truss remains, cut away to insert the hall stack. Feet of trusses are
not exposed.
Outbuildings: 2 large barns in front of the house and an ash-house in the garden
to the north-west are separately listed.

Listing NGR: SX7763481264

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