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Wakeham Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Aveton Gifford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3317 / 50°19'54"N

Longitude: -3.8425 / 3°50'32"W

OS Eastings: 268962

OS Northings: 49599

OS Grid: SX689495

Mapcode National: GBR QC.NNMT

Mapcode Global: FRA 28V5.0W4

Plus Code: 9C2R85J5+M2

Entry Name: Wakeham Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99458

Location: Aveton Gifford, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Aveton Gifford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Aveton Gifford St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 64 NE (off north side)
4/16 Wakeham Farmhouse
- II
Large farmhouse. C17, with large late C18 extension. Rubble, painted rubble,
some rendered rubble, asbestos-cement slate roofs. A two-part building, with an
L-plan C17 block with stair turret at lower level; later block set at higher
level, with hipped outer end and swept-down back slope, a symmetrical central
stair hall unit. Garden, principal front, has, to left, hipped left end,
2-storey 2-window unit with C20 casements and glazed door; to right, 2-storey
3-window, 3-light casement at each level, central 6-pane sash (formerly 12-pane)
and tripartite sash at each level, to right of central door in C20 flat-roofed
porch. Deep coved eaves to higher block which has large store gable stack at
junction with earlier building. Top gable, set against roof slope, plain. Back
has 3-light casement to left of plank door under flat hood, and a 3-light
glazing bar casement with mullions all to swept down roof, and with large
rendered stack. To right a gabled stair turret with 2-light glazing bar
casement above a lean-to roof over C20 door and casement. Far right is main
gable of C17 block, with casement top left in gable, and small brick gable
stack. Return wall facing the A379 road, has two C20 casements. Interior: the
early wing has a tight square newel staircase with rope-hoist balusters, heavy
handrail and string, and a polyhedron newel terminal. Some good plank and edge
mould doors. Later block has dog-leg stair with turned balusters, probably
early C18. Main room left of entry has 3 transverse beams, big rebuilt open
fire; right room has cupboard to basket-handle arch, panelling. Panelled
shutters, moulded cornice.

Listing NGR: SX6896249599

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