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HER Number:MDV37941
Name:Lustleigh, Willmead Farmhouse

Summary

16th century or earlier farmhouse, with later additions. Stone rubble with thatched roof. In centre of ridge a large granite ashlar chimneystack with thatch weatherings and tapered top. Probably a 3-room plan originally; not clear if stack backs on to a cross-passage or stands in front of entrance, forming a lobby entry, which would make it a rare house in Devon.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 794 811
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/136
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Built, XIV to XVI - 1400 AD? to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Department of Environment, 1986, Lustleigh, 128 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304543.

Willmead Farmhouse. Farmhouse. 16th century or earlier, with later additions. Stone rubble with thatched roof. In centre of ridge a large granite ashlar chimneystack with thatch weatherings and tapered top.
Probably a 3-room plan originally; not clear if stack backs on to a cross-passage or stands in front of entrance, forming a lobby entry (which would make it a rare house in Devon). Two storeys, with single-storey addition to right. Four-window front to original range, the second bay from right having a two-storeyed stone entrance-porch. Ground storey of porch has an old wooden outer door frame, probably round-headed (under creeper) with durn jambs; panelled, early 18th century door at rear of porch. Windows have 20th century wood casements with mullions and leaded panes.
Closer inspection refused, but house is said to have a 'minstrels' gallery and an old roof. This is clearly a house of considerable quality and is likely to have features of interest inside.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Farmhouse is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 14/03/2017 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

LUSTLEIGH SX 78 SE - 1/183 Willmead Farmhouse - GV II
Farmhouse. C16 or earlier, with later additions. Stone rubble with thatched roof. In centre of ridge a large granite ashlar chimneystack with thatch weatherings and tapered top.
Probably a 3-room plan originally; not clear if stack backs on to a cross-passage or stands in front of entrance, forming a lobby entry (which would make it a rare house in Devon). 2 storeys, with single-storey addition to right. 4-window front to original range, the second bay from right having a 2-storeyed stone entrance-porch. Ground storey of porch has an old wooden outer door frame, probably round-headed (under creeper) with durn jambs; panelled, early C18 door at rear of porch. Windows have C20 wood casements with mullions and leaded panes.
Closer inspection refused, but house is said to have a 'minstrels' gallery and an old roof. This is clearly a house of considerable quality and is likely to have features of interest inside.
Listing NGR: SX7949281123

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304543List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Lustleigh. Historic Houses Register. 128.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89712 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 14/03/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV77023Part of: Willmead farmstead, Lustleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2017 10:45AM