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Latitude: 50.606 / 50°36'21"N
Longitude: -3.5781 / 3°34'41"W
OS Eastings: 288424
OS Northings: 79663
OS Grid: SX884796
Mapcode National: GBR QS.7B9Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 37DG.MTG
Entry Name: Waddon Thatch
Listing Date: 4 April 1978
Last Amended: 4 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334287
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85339
Location: Chudleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: Chudleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chudleigh St Martin and St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 87 NE
4/82 Waddon Thatch
House. C17 with subsequent internal remodelling and 1940s alterations and extension.
Whitewashed and rendered, stone to first floor level, cob above, the 1940s work in
concrete block; thatched roof, gabled at right end, hipped at left end; right end
projecting stack with adjoining corbelled stack to first floor room right.
The plan is something of a puzzle. The original range of the house is single-depth,
2 rooms wide with evidence of a former passage or lobby entrance (rear door opposed
to front door, surviving mortices for a short section of partition wall). There seem
to be 2 possible explanations of the unusual arrangement, either the left hand room
has never been heated, or it originally had a stack, either on the rear wall which is
buttressed externally, or on the axial wall and thus originally backing on to a
passage. If the left hand room was originally unheated the right hand room presumably
served as a hall/kitchen with storage at the lower end. In the 1940s an outbuilding
adjoining the range at the left was incorporated into the house accommodation with a
second storey and a rear right thatched wing was added giving an overall L plan.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1 + 3 window front with timber guttering. The left hand end
has a central thatched porch on posts, and the left hand first and ground floor
window are 3-light circa late C17 with octagonal mullions and glazing with square
leaded panes. The ground floor window has stanchions intact. The window above the
porch and the right hand first floor window are 3-light with circa early C18 mullions
and square leaded panes. Ground floor window right is a C20 3-light casement, 3
panes per light.
The left hand (largely 1940s) end has 1 first floor 3-light mullioned window (a copy
of the adjacent C17 window) and a ground floor 3-light casement, 3 panes per light.
Interior The 3-bay roof has 2 jointed cruck trusses with threaded purlins with scarf
joints, a threaded ridge and collars mortised into the principals. Most of the
rafters and original battens are intact. The right hand ground floor room has a
chamfered cross beam with runout stops surprisingly close to the partition wall and
an open fireplace with stone jambs, a replaced lintel and the remains of a bread
oven. The stair rises in the left hand room, adjacent to the former partition. A
number of plank doors, 1 with HL hinges, survive.
An attractive vernacular house of the region with interesting internal features and a
very unspoiled exterior.
Listing NGR: SX8842479663
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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