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Wye Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewtrenchard, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6558 / 50°39'21"N

Longitude: -4.1908 / 4°11'26"W

OS Eastings: 245238

OS Northings: 86307

OS Grid: SX452863

Mapcode National: GBR NT.83D5

Mapcode Global: FRA 273B.P53

Entry Name: Wye Cottages

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92336

Location: Lewtrenchard, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Lewtrenchard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


4/89 Nos 1 and 2 Wye Cottages

Pair of houses. Circa 1890, designed by Sabine Baring-Gould. Stone rubble with some
slate-hanging to first floor, sprocketted slate roofs gabled to the front, brick
stacks. 2 houses designed as 1 symmetrical unit and characteristic of Sabine Baring
Gould's architectural style in the parish. 2 storeys and attic 1- + 2- + 1-window
front with front left and right projections gabled to the front. A slate canopy
between the projections forms the porch, front doors under rectangular fanlight
reached by 2 flights of steps. 2 first floor windows in centre, each a 2-light casement,
4 panes per light. The front projections have tiers of ornamental slate-hanging carried
out over moulded bressumers. 2 ground floor windows, each a 4-light casement 6 pane
per light. 2 first floor canted oriels carried out on a single timber bracket. The
oriels are 4-light casements, 6 panes per light. A 1-light attic window above each
Interior not inspected.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was both parson and squire of Lew Trenchard from
1881 until his death. He financed and designed a number of new houses in the parish
and considered the rebuilding of some of the old cottages a duty. He acted as his
own architect and used local materials and local craftsmen. Wye cottages are very
unaltered and the best of Baring-Gould's cottages in the parish.

Listing NGR: SX4523886307

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