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Latitude: 50.8653 / 50°51'55"N
Longitude: -3.3249 / 3°19'29"W
OS Eastings: 306854
OS Northings: 108147
OS Grid: ST068081
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.TZCR
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XT.BGQ
Entry Name: Wyndham House
Listing Date: 15 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1169969
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95772
Location: Kentisbeare, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Kentisbeare
Built-Up Area: Kentisbeare
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Kentisbeare St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST OO NE KENTISBEARE THE SQUARE, Kentisbeare
8/119 Wyndham House
Detached house: Probably late C15 or early C16, with substantial alterations,
especially in the C17 and C20. Roughcast cob on stone footings; gable end slate
Originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, the service end to the right of the
passage. The hall and passage, together occupying a little over one bay, were open
to the roof; the service end (divided from the hall by a partition that rises the
full height of the building, and which does not relate to a roof truss) was of 2
storeys from the beginning, as was the inner room, divided from the hall by a closed
jointed cruck truss. At some point, probably in the late C16 or early C17 the
passage and part of the hall was floored, and this upper room is jettied about 4
feet into the hall (which, by virtue of this modification, was exceptionally narrow,
being in effect little more than a smoke bay). The remainder of the hall was
floored, probably in the C17, and a rear internal lateral stack inserted. The inner
room was heated by a (now blocked) end fireplace. The service end was probably
similarly heated. 2 storeys.
Exterior All fenestration is late C20, the front (facing The Square) forming a 4
window range, the rear an irregular 3-window range with a conservatory.
Interior hall, with deeply chamfered axial beam and one half beam, both stopped
before the jetty which is supported on chamfered dragon beams with curved ends.
Fireplace lintel chamfered with run-out stops. Inner room with unstopped chamfered
axial ceiling beam. Unchamfered axial ceiling beam to passage. The partition
between hall and service end is a stud and wattle and plaster construction; higher
end jointed cruck closed with wattle and plaster. The first floor partition above
the jetty appears to be of similar material, but with smaller scantling. Both
jointed cruck trusses have a yoke, that to the higher end set a little below the
apex like a very high (and very short) collar. Large diagonal roof ridge. The
higher end truss has been charred in a fire.
Listing NGR: ST0685308150
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