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Weare Giffard Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Weare Giffard, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9781 / 50°58'41"N

Longitude: -4.1855 / 4°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 246668

OS Northings: 122133

OS Grid: SS466221

Mapcode National: GBR KK.LPHW

Mapcode Global: FRA 263J.K5P

Entry Name: Weare Giffard Hall

Listing Date: 16 January 1952

Last Amended: 19 October 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91536

Location: Weare Giffard, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Weare Giffard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Weare Giffard Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WEARE GIFFARD
SS4622
15/215 Weare Giffard Hall
16.1.52 (formerly listed as
Weare Giffard (house
and gatehouse).
GV. I
Rebuilt after 1454 for Martin Fortescue; altered in late C16 for
Hugh Fortescue, and remodelled, restored and extended to rear in
1832. Uncoursed and coursed slatestone rubble; slate roofs;
stone end and ridge stacks; C15 lateral stone stack to front; C19
stone stacks to rear. Two-storey front elevation of 2:2:3
fenestration, which rises in stages along slope. 3-window range
to right has truncated lateral stack and tympanum arches over C20
windows. Central 2-window range: early C19 crenellated porch has
C15 moulded arched doorway, flanked by label moulds over
round-arched lights; bay to right has C15 two-light
cinquefoiled-headed window above label mould over window with
chamfered architrave; bay to left has C15 label moulds, the lower
one with demi-figures to stops, over early C19 two-light
cinquefoiled and ogee-headed windows. 2-window range to left: C15
label mould with gargoyle stops over C15 revealed 2-light
mullioned window with moulded architrave above early C19
projecting bay which has C15 label mould over 2-light chamfered
stone-mullioned window to front and C15 quatrefoil and
lozenge-shaped lights in left side wall. Left side wall has
early C19 fenestration set in elevation of 1:2:1 bays with gabled
projecting wings flanking recessed central hall range; label
moulds with various figure stops over two-light mullioned and
transomed windows with cusped heads and cinquefoiled ogee heads;
the central range has a C15 lateral stack and a fine C15 moulded
2-centred arched doorway to hall, with runnning carvings of
trailing foliage. Lateral stack and fine early C19 crenellated
porch to rear, with late C15 features; label mould with angels
holding shields carved on stops, above 4-centred moulded-arched
doorway with vine trails carved in architrave and shields in
spandrels; to right is hood mould with head stops over 2-centred
moulded arch carving and some C19 plain inserted voussoirs; to
left is depressed arch over small early C19 window with trefoiled
panels to intrados of C15 rerearch.


Listing NGR: SS4666222134

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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