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HER Number:MDV8211
Name:The Waye House, Ashburton


Large house, now divided into 3 dwellings. Said to have been built in 1829; mid 19th century addition (Waye Court). Said to be built on the site of a medieval dwelling; no sign remains of the earlier building.


Grid Reference:SX 769 719
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/32
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1829 AD (Between))

Full description

Worthy, C., 1875, Ashburton and its Neighbourhood, 46 (Monograph). SDV347162.

Waye on site of medieval dwelling. 'Waye' is mentioned as early as 1484. In 17th century belonged to Elford family. Now a modern house.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX77SE16, 20/7/1951 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV306707.

Present house built about 120 to 150 years ago and there are no remains of original house.

Department of Environment, 1973, Ashburton, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV300597.

Waye House Country Hotel. Early 19th century with alterations and additions. Main portion 2 storeys, linked to stables and barn with lapped collar trusses. Veranda to main house with iron columns. Interior described briefly.

Brown, M., 2001, Waye Estate, Ashburton, 5 (Article in Serial). SDV306710.

When the estate of Waye was sold by public auction in 1811 it consisted of a farmhouse and outhouses with around 50 acres of orchard, meadow and arable land and a further 20 acres to be enclosed on Ashburton Down. It adjoined many excellent lime kilns and quarries.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping as The Coach House (to the north), the Waye House (to the east) and Waye Court (to the west).

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

SX77SE ALSTON CROSS 849-1/2/229 Waye House, Waye Court and The Coach 10/05/73 House (Formerly Listed as: ALSTON CROSS Waye House Country Hotel)- GV II
Large house, now divided into 3 dwellings. Said to have been built in 1829; mid C19 addition (Waye Court). Solid rendered walls; Waye Court of stone rubble. Slated roofs. Rendered chimneys; Waye House front chimney has 4 octagonal shafts. Waye House (the original dwelling) has 4-square plan with entrance and stairhall to rear left. Waye Court set back to rear left. L-shaped service wing (The Coach House (of 2 builds)) set back to rear right. 2 storeys. 3 windows wide. Round-headed centre niche in ground storey with French windows to left, large canted bay window to right (both probably late C19). Barred sashes above: 4 panes in centre, 6 at sides. Left side-wall has 6-panelled centre door (the 4 upper panels now glazed) in panelled reveals. Flanked by French windows; 6-paned sashes in upper storey. Both sides have slated verandah on Gothic iron columns. Deep bracketed eaves-cornice to hipped roof. Waye Court 2 windows wide; wood casements below, sashes above. Bracketed eaves-cornice. Coach House has 8-paned sashes in left-hand section; remainder much altered in late C20. Interior of Waye House has entrance/stairhall with modillioned cornice; late C19 or early C20 carved wood staircase. Both front ground floor rooms have marble chimneypieces (probably original).
Listing NGR: SX7696371935

Sources / Further Reading

SDV300597List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Ashburton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 2.
SDV306707Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX77SE16. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 20/7/1951.
SDV306710Article in Serial: Brown, M.. 2001. Waye Estate, Ashburton. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 20. Unknown. 5.
SDV347162Monograph: Worthy, C.. 1875. Ashburton and its Neighbourhood. Ashburton and its Neighbourhood. Digital. 46.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108208 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV21723Related to: Enclosed garden north of Waye House, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV62381Related to: Gate piers at driveway to Waye House, Manaton (Monument)
MDV76962Related to: Higher Waye farm, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV76931Related to: Lower Waye farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 26 2015 1:53PM