- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
- Statutory Address:
- WONWELL COURT
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- Statutory Address:
- WONWELL COURT
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- South Hams (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SX 62958 47598
SX 64 NW
Large farmhouse. C16, C18 and C19. Coursed slate-stone rubble or rendered walling, slate roofs. A complex building in which an C18 facade conceals an earlier building, perhaps an open hall, or a 3-room cross-passage L-plan house, to which was added in the C19 a very large wing on the south-east side to give an overall U-plan with an extended wing on the north-east side. Much of the earliest structure, including its roof, was enclosed by later reconstructions. Entrance front is 2 storeys, 4 windows, all 24-pane early C18 sashes, to splayed voussoirs and plain string, ground floor, and string to deep frieze and bracketted eaves at first floor. In bay 3 a 6-panel moulded C18 door to 8-pane overlight in granite 'Tuscan' pilasters carrying a shell hood on brackets, with coat of arms. Extending right on this front a section of wall to a brick stack. Return, left has larger double 15-pane sash in rendering and plain end gable. Right return has a 20-pane sash and two 2-light at first floor, 3-light at ground floor, and a large rendered stack at right end; beyond this a one- storey kitchen with a further stack. The back has a 1 1/2-storey extension with low-pitched slate roof, with three half-dormers in 2+3+3 lights over two 3-light to segmental heads, doors to left and right. The principal stack to the hall/ saloon emerges centrally half-way up the slope. The later wing retains various sashes and casements. Interior: entrance hall has dado height fielded panelling doors with moulded architraves, 6-panel fielded doors. Small corner room to right, with diagonally set fireplace in corner also has dado panelling, inclu- ding deep embrasures to windows. The main saloon or hall, to left, has full height fielded panelling, glazed cupboard with fluted pilasters, fine dentil cornice; 3 deep plastered beams. Round-arched chamfered brick opening gives to service wing, has broad plank door on strap hinges. Victorian baluster stair- case. One principal bedroom has bolection mould wood fire surround. Various fielded panel doors. Principal floor over saloon is double construction with 'suspended' ceiling. Roof to main C18 reconstruction is later C19 king post trusses, but these are set independently above the complete C16 roof in 6 trusses to 2 purlins and chamfered arched bracing to central 'stop'. All joints pegged and numbered. No evidence of wind bracing. Principals halved at ridge, no ridgepiece. The service wing has, at lower level than principal roof, 5 trusses with cambered collars, all members pegged and numbered.
Listing NGR: SX6295847598
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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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