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Heyswood House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8889 / 50°53'20"N

Longitude: -3.882 / 3°52'55"W

OS Eastings: 267725

OS Northings: 111622

OS Grid: SS677116

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.S8DQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26RR.HGG

Plus Code: 9C2RV4Q9+H6

Entry Name: Heyswood House

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Last Amended: 4 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325839

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95536

Location: Wembworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Wembworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Wembworthy with Eggesford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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In the entry for:
SS 61 SE
1/65 Heywood House
the name shall be amended to read:
Heyswood House


SS 61 SE
1/65 Heywood House
House. Circa 1850, extensions circa 1930. Snecked local mudstone and small
section of original rear faced with brick; original granite detail; stone rubble
stacks with ornate brick chimney shafts; slate roofs with some original crested
ridge tiles.
Originally a small 3-room plan cottage facing south-east with an L-shaped plan, 2
rooms in the main block and the third at right angles projecting forward from left
(south-west) end. The left room of main block has projecting rear lateral stacks
and front wing has projecting lateral stacks on each end, that on the inner side
serving the first floor only. To the left a circa 1930 3-room extension continues
the line of the main block into the hillside with the end room single storey with
terrace at first floor level. It has rear lateral stacks. To the right and set
back slightly from the front is another circa 1930 extension with end stacks and
under a separate roof. 2 storeys.
Elizabethan Gothic style and circa 1930 extensions finished sympathetically in the
same style. The original house has 1 window each floor to the main block and end
of the wing, and the corners have granite diagonal buttresses. The windows have
granite ashlar chamfered reveals and contain timber mullioned windows with round-
headed lights. The end of the wing has 3 lights to ground floor and 2 lights to
first. The main block has 5 lights to ground floor but first floor window is a
replacement. The windows contain leaded glass and that in the wing contains an
intricate pattern of tiny panes. The main block has an arch-headed granite door
with moulded surround and sunk spandrel. The door and window alongside have pent
roof over of scallop-shaped slates resting on curving brackets and with large
Gothic style bosses along the front. Another similar hood has been removed from
the front of the wing. The roof has unusually deep eaves projecting on open Gothic
style curving brackets. The first floor windows interrupt the eaves. The roofs
have hipped ends. The chimney shafts are original, large, brick and impressive
being a variety of star or circular section in Elizabethan-style and making full
use of decorative possibilities. The outer side of the wing has a 2-window front.
The left extension has a 1:1:2 front with slightly projecting porch with sandstone
round-headed outer arch and a rubble revetment wall to the terrace with embattled
top. The right side extension has a 1-window front. All are finished in a similar
style and most windows contain leaded glass.
Interior also contains Tudor Gothic joinery and chimney pieces.
Heywood House was once in the grounds of Eggesford House (q.v.) and according to
the owners was built for a valetudinarian son of the 4th Earl of Portsmouth. His
style is very similar to Eggesford House which was built by Thomas Lee of
Barnstaple, particularly with its impressive show of Elizabethan-style brick
chimney shafts.

Listing NGR: SS6772511622

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