Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1098625

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1983

Statutory Address: WEYCROFT HALL


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Statutory Address: WEYCROFT HALL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: East Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Axminster

National Grid Reference: SY 30806 99851



Weycroft Hall GV I

Early C15, and C16 and C17 with great hall of circa 1400. Restored in C19. The existing house is the greater part of former Manor House. Stone rubble with freestone, dressings and slate roofs. Gabled three storey north east wing with corner buttresses and external stone stack to side. Square tower over porch in the angle with the three storey range. Great hall of circa 1400 to south east with range of three larger three-light stone mullion windows each side, the lower lights have cusped arches. Chimney stack over gable end.

Generally stone mullion-windows with dripmoulds and leaded panes. In the tower over the porch is single-light window with cusped arch and the adjoining wing has small window with cusped ogee arch and two-centred arch chamfered doorway. One storey and attic wing to north west with three-light window with reticulated tracery in end gable and two stone mullion windows at side, one with four-centred arch lights, the other ovolo moulded.

Interior: The great hall has an open timber roof, a contemporary gallery like a rood-loft and with carved bressummer. Large fireplace at opposite end of hall. Remains of newel staircase.

In 1417 the Bishop of Stafford licensed a private chapel the remains of which are probably incorporated into the garden wall qv., and in 1426 a royal license was granted to crenellate the house and enclose the park.

Listing NGR: SY3080699851


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 87681

Legacy System: LBS

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