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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 82599 51924


BLACKAWTON Wadstray House SX85SW 2/17 26.1.67 II

Small country house. Circa 1800, extended in circa early C20. Rendered stone. Slate hipped roof with modillion eaves cornice. Tall rendered stack to left and lateral stacks at rear. Plan: Double depth plan with 2 principal rooms at the front and a central entrance hall room. The third principal room is situated behind the right hand room and the kitchen is behind the stair well. In circa early C20 a 1- room plan extension was built on the left side of the house and a verandah added across the front. Exterior: 2 storeys, 1:3 window south front. The left hand 1 window bay is the circa early C20 addition. The symmetrical 3 windows to the right has 2 2-storey bows of 3-lights with bowed sashes with glazing bars, the first floor sashes have been replaced and the ground floor central sashes of each bow replaced by a French window. The central first floor sash is also a C20 replacement. Central doorway has a good arcades with Tuscan engaged columns and open pediment with semi-circular traceried fanlight and panelled reveals; the glazed door is C20. The later extension to the left has a French window on the ground floor and 12-pane sash above. Across the whole of the front a circa early C20 verandah on wooden posts. Rear elevation and sides were not inspected. Interior: Most of the original joinery appears to be intact including panelled doors etc. and the moulded plaster cornices remain in most of the rooms and hall. In the hall the floor is paved in limestone. The hall has an elliptical arch and screen with semi-circular traceried fanlight. The open well staircase has a moulded mahogany handrail ramped up to column newels and wreathed over the curtail newel, the open string has cut tread ends. The front right hand room has a moulded cornice and carved wooden chimneypiece with console brackets - possibly on C20 replacement. The smaller front left hand room has a C20 chimneypiece and is lined in late C2O bookshelves but the moulded cornice survives behind. The rear right hand room has a chimneypiece with an eared architrave an dentilled cornice.

Listing NGR: SX8259951924


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 05 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05581/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Kenneth Dent. Source Historic England Archive
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