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HER Number:MDV11511
Name:Wadhays Farmhouse, Awliscombe


The farmhouse has late medieval origins and was 'modernised' and extended in 1621.


Grid Reference:ST 136 031
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAWLISCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10SW/12
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to XVII - 1401 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Other details: Photo.

OR BUTLER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104629.

Wadhays previously woodhays was enjoyed by walter princeman (or butler) in reign of henry second.

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104632.

The s front retains 2 stone mullioned windows of 4-lights and 6-lights, with drip moulds and an original stone door surround with lintel inscribed john parris 1621. Early historical information on the building was not obtained by local enquiry (nmr citing os).

NMR CITING DOE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104633.

Wadhays farmhouse. Late medieval origin, modernised and extended in 1621. Grade ii*. These farm buildings of 17c-19c date around a yard immediately n of wadhays are listed grade ii (nmr citing doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104634.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104635.

Polwhele, r. /history of devon/3(nd)327.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104636.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=23/10/1975 (os) 'wadhays' farmhouse has been externally modernised and enlarged; it is not of outstanding architectural importance.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326867.

17th century two storey building with 2 wings (doe).

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

15th/17th century farmhouse.

Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays Farm, BH005001-BH005017 (Ground Photograph). SDV349772.

Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays, BH005021-BH005025 (Un-published). SDV350982.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, Building BH005H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 4th June 2000 by John Thorp. U shaped farmhouse with late medieval origins, and later alterations from 1621 and 18th century. Interesting 17th century front door to through passage with moulded frame and spandrels under flat roofed porch, probably early 19th century. Hipped at left end and gabled to right with red pantile roof and roughcast elevations. In good condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104629Migrated Record: OR BUTLER.
SDV104632Migrated Record: NMR CITING OS.
SDV104633Migrated Record: NMR CITING DOE.
SDV104634Migrated Record:
SDV104635Migrated Record:
SDV104636Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV326867Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. Building BH005H.
SDV349772Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH005001-BH005017.
SDV350982Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays. Digital. BH005021-BH005025.

Associated Monuments

MDV82700Part of: Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Monument)
MDV77573Related to: Threshing Barn at Wadhays, Awliscombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey
  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills
  • EDV5623 - Dendrochronological Research in Devon, Phase II

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2015 9:47AM