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HER Number:MDV31822
Name:Poyers Hotel, Wrafton


Former farmhouse, now hotel, 15th century refenestrated early 19th century.Three room and through passage plan, formerly open hall with lower thatched extensions.


Grid Reference:SS 492 355
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHeanton Punchardon
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEANTON PUNCHARDON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/170
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98443

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 8SE (Cartographic). SDV17296.

Department of Environment, 1985, Heanton Punchardon, 101 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV86763.

Farmhouse, now hotel, 15th century refenestrated early 19th century. Whitewashed cob and rubble with wheat-reed thatched roof, overlaid with rush matting to front. Stacks at gable ends and lateral stack to rear. Three-room and through-passage plan, formerly open hall with lower thatched extensions at left gable end with brick quoining and to rear at right-angles to upper end of main range. Long barn of cob with hipped thatched roof extends at right angles to rear of lower end, now converted to chalets. Two-storey asymmetrical 4-window front. Main range has 3 19th century timber sashes with eyebrow dormers and smaller 2-light casement on each floor at upper end. Three 18th or 19th century hornless timber sashes, 8 panes over 8 panes, and off-centre single-storey thatched porch with 6 panelled door in deep reveal, the two upper panels with glazing. Single 2-light casement in lower extension. Two partially patched raised cruck trusses over hall with cambered collars with mortices in the soffits but arch-braces removed. The blades, supporting single set of purlins and possibly formerly second tier of threaded purlins above fail to meet but are joined by a short saddle with no ridge purlin above. Heavy smoke-blackening extends to lower end but not into upper end, though restricted roofspace impeded close inspection and roof timbers may be replaced at this end. The barn has been much altered and original roof trusses replaced except fourth truss from east end which has raised cruck blades with short yoke, and original purlins extending to flanking trusses only. Collar and arch-bracing removed. Other details: LBS 98443.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 35.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17296Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 8SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV86763List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Heanton Punchardon. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 101.

Associated Monuments

MDV31821Related to: Barn at Poyers Hotel, Wrafton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2009 9:57AM