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HER Number:MDV37942
Name:Waye farmhouse, Lustleigh

Summary

House, formerly a farmhouse. Late medieval, with later additions at the rear. Stone rubble covered with roughcast; there may be a layer of cob under the eaves. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right-hand end. Three room and through passage plan. The interior provides a remarkably complete picture of a medieval house remodelled in the late 16th or 17th century and considerably refitted in the early 18th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 776 812
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/135
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Lustleigh, 126-127 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304543.

Waye Farmhouse. Formerly a farmhouse. Late medieval, with later additions at the rear. Stone rubble covered with roughcast; there may be a layer of cob under the eaves. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right hand end. Two granite ashlar chimneystacks, one projecting slightly.
Three room and through passage plan. The interior provides a remarkably complete picture of a medieval house remodelled in the late 16th or 17th century and considerably refitted in the early 18th century. Many of the old plaster wall-surfaces remain intact. Former hall has stud and panel screen at upper end. Roof over hall is medieval, the timbers, thatching spars and underside of the thatch being smoke-blackened. Two storeys. See List for full details.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

House is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

LUSTLEIGH SX 78 SE - 1/180 Waye Farmhouse - GV II*
House, formerly a farmhouse. Late medieval, with later additions at the rear. Stone rubble covered with roughcast; there may be a layer of cob under the eaves. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right-hand end. 2 granite ashlar chimneystacks, one projecting slightly in left-hand gable, the other on the ridge, off-centre to right (heating the former hall); both have tapered tops, apparently with an added course of stones on top.
3-room and through-passage plan with narrow, unheated inner room, the hall and lower room probably with chimneys by C17. Hall fireplace backs on to passage and has an early newel stair beside it, partly set into the thickness of the rear wall and partly projecting into the room. On the other side of the fireplace, against the front wall, is another winding stair of uncertain date. The lower end of the house appears to have been altered in early C18 by inserting a straight flight of stairs at the rear of the room and building on a lean-to extension behind that. C20 lean-to porch at rear of passage 2 storeys, the upper storey built partly in the roof-space; C20 porch is single-storeyed. The front wall has 4 openings in the ground storey. The doorway, in second opening from the left, has an early C18 door in a bead-moulded wood frame; door has 2 railed-and- fielded ovolo-moulded panels at the top and a flush panel (perhaps a later alteration) at the bottom. Late C19 cast-iron knocker. C20 thatched wood porch. To left of door a C19 wood casement window of 4 lights with 2 panes per light. To right a C20 window with leaded panes, probably set in part of an earlier opening. At right-hand end a 2-light wooden window which seems to have been a horizontally sliding sash. There are only 2 windows in the upper storey, rising into the thatch to left of the porch. These have C18 or early C19 wood casements with leaded panes, the left-hand window with 4 lights and the right-hand window with 2 lights. Left-hand gable-wall has no windows. Right-hand gable-wall has in ground storey a C20 wood casement with leaded panes; in upper storey is a 3-light wood casement of the C18 or early C19 with leaded panes. The rear wall has 3 similar windows at the upper end. Back door (within porch) is early C18 with raised and fielded ovolo- moulded panels and wrought-iron strap-hinges.
Interior provides a remarkably complete picture of a medieval house remodelled in the late C16 or C17 and considerably refitted in the early C18. Many of the old plaster wall-surfaces remain intact. Former hall has stud-and-panel screen at upper end. Head-beam has quarter-round and hollow mouldings, but studs have been renewed in early C18 and are bead-moulded without stops; cranked door-head and old plank door with wrought-iron strap-hinges at right-hand end. Above screen, mingling with the joists of the inserted late C16 or C17 upper floor, are the joist-ends of an internal jetty, formerly projecting into the medieval open hall. The joist-ends are chamfered with step-stops and have rounded ends, the position of the stops indicating that the screen has been moved back slightly from its original position. Studs are plain towards inner room. The inserted upper floor beam in hall is chamfered with step-stops; joists are plain. Hall fireplace is large with monolithic granite jambs which are chamfered without stops; wood lintel with a slightly hollow chamfer, the stops being simply vertical cuts. Oven at back of fireplace, on right-hand side. Stair to right has early C18 door with 2 raised- and-fielded ovolo-moulded panels and L-shaped strap-hinges, the earlier door-frame cut back to accommodate it; stair has possibly 2 solid wood steps and a blocked slit window. In front wall is a small C18 cupboard, the door with an ogee-headed panel, raised-and-fielded and ovolo-moulded. In through-passage the back of hall fireplace is of large ashlar blocks lightly plastered. Early C18 doors to hall, lower room and added room to rear of latter. The first 2 doors to hall, lower room and added room to rear of latter. The first 2 doors have raised-and-fielded ovolo- moulded panels, the door to hall, which has long wrought-iron strap-hinges with 2 panels, the door to lower room with 3 panels; the third door consists of 3 vertical planks, the middle plank recessed. Lower room has fireplace with plain wood lintel; at either side an early C18 cupboard with raised-and-fielded ovolo- moulded panelled doors. Front window has panelled window-seat. Room above, in second storey, has similar cupboards flanking gable fireplace; latter has early C18 moulded wood cornice. Several early C18 panelled doors in upstairs rooms.
Roof over hall is medieval, the timbers, thatching spars and underside of the thatch being smoke-blackened. There is no open truss, but the closed truss over jetty in ground storey has threaded purlins and an angled ridge-piece. The infill has whitened plaster; the roof beyond it (over the inner room) is not accessible. At the lower end, past the hall chimney, much of the roof has been rebuilt, but a blackened open truss survives together with some blackened common rafters and thatching spars; the truss differs in not having had a ridge-piece. Part of another truss remains, cut away to insert the hall stack. Feet of trusses are not exposed. Outbuildings: 2 large barns in front of the house and an ash-house in the garden to the north-west are separately listed.
Listing NGR: SX7763481264

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304543List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Lustleigh. Historic Houses Register. 126-127.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89713 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8865Related to: Ash house at Waye Farm, Lustleigh (Monument)
MDV37943Related to: Barn north-west of Waye farmhouse, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV77026Related to: Waye Farm, Lustleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 11 2018 12:23PM