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The Hayes

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadhembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8355 / 50°50'7"N

Longitude: -3.2766 / 3°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 310203

OS Northings: 104770

OS Grid: ST102047

Mapcode National: GBR LS.WRQH

Mapcode Global: FRA 460W.RB2

Entry Name: The Hayes

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87065

Location: Broadhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Broadhembury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadhembury St Andrew, Apostle and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 00 NE

5/63 The Hayes
(formerly listed as Hayes Cottage)


Estate house. Late medieval origins, remodelled in 2 phases in the late C16/early
C17, some C20 alterations. Creamwashed rendered cob and stone; thatched roof with a
plain ridge, hipped at left end and half-hipped at right end of the main range, wing
hipped at end; axial stack and 2 rear lateral stacks to main range.
Plan: Sited north of the church, on the edge of the churchyard. L plan: a single
depth main range, facing north-east with a rear left wing at right angles. The main
range is a 4 room and through passage plan, lower end to the right (north west). The
core of the house is a late medieval open hall which was floored in at least 2
phases, the lower end first, jettying into the hall. The rear lateral hall stack
may have been added before the floor of the room was introduced. The lower end and
inner room were probably not heated until the C18 or C19 - the inner room with a rear
lateral stack, the lower end with a stack backing on to the passage. The extreme
right end room, now in use as a garage, may be an early C17 addition, like the rest
of the main range it has a jointed cruck roof construction. The rear wing probably
had an agricultural or semi-agricultural use - part of it has been absorbed into the
house. A C20 stair, replacing an earlier stair, rises from the cross passage against
the front wall. The higher side partition of the through passage has been removed to
the rear, forming a small lobby at the front.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over 2
of the 3 first floor windows. Gabled porch to the former through passage to left of
centre with shaped bargeboards and a C16 inner doorframe with a rounded arch.
Buttress to right of centre with one 2-light casement to the garage to the right with
C20 square leaded panes. The other windows are 2- and 3-light C20 casements with
square leaded panes. The left return, forming part of the boundary of the
churchyard, has one 2-light casement to the end of the main range and 2 small ground
floor windows. The rear elevation of the main range retains evidence of the blocked
rear door of the through passage; 2 and 3-light casement windows with C20 square
leaded panes, garage door to the left. There is a C20 lean-to porch to a back door
into the wing which has a garage door to the right, a loft loading door above a door
in the centre, and 1 ground and one first floor C20 casement window.
Interior: Rich in C16 and C17 carpentry. The hall has a chamfered axial beam and
exposed joists, both the axial beam and the half-beam on the rear wall supported on
brackets are jointed, presumably because of the width of the span. The fireplace
retains a probably C16 chamfered lintel. At the higher end the partition with the
inner room is of stud construction, with panels of plaster between the widely-spaced
studs, the headbeam rises as a cambered lintel to a doorframe in the centre. The
first floor over the inner room is jettied into the hall, the jetty is a deep one, 5
of the beams survive in the centre, the ends rounded off, the other beams have been
cut off. The inner room has a chamfered half-beam at the south-east end and a C19
chimney-piece. The lower end room is plain, probably with ceiling beams concealed
behind later plaster. C20 carpentry, including the stair and ground floor doors is
of a high quality in a Vernacular Revival style.
Roof No access to the apex at time of survey (1988) but during the course of repair
it was reported that smoke-blackened thatch and timbers survive, the thatch probably
laid on wattle, especially to the front of the ridge. Parts of 2 massive side-pegged
jointed cruck trusses one visible on the first floor.
A traditional house of medieval origins in an outstanding estate village
characterized by cob and thatch.

Listing NGR: ST1020604766

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

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