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Latitude: 50.9975 / 50°59'51"N
Longitude: -3.737 / 3°44'13"W
OS Eastings: 278202
OS Northings: 123450
OS Grid: SS782234
Mapcode National: GBR L5.KH2K
Mapcode Global: FRA 361G.ZWS
Entry Name: Rock Cottage
Listing Date: 18 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107260
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97550
Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 SE BISHOP'S NYMPTON ASH MILL
6/137 Rock Cottage
House. Circa mid C17, C20 renovations. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone footings;
asbestos slate roof (thatched until at least 1960, old list description), gabled at
ends; back to back fireplaces in an axial stack; left end stack (shaft truncated).
Plan: Single depth plan, 3 rooms wide, with a projecting porch and lobby entrance
facing the axial stack between the two right hand rooms, rear outshut. Both
fireplaces in the axial stack have bread ovens; it is not clear which one served as
the C17 kitchen fireplace. The left hand room has a smaller, probably C18 fireplace
and was probably unheated originally. The house has been divided into cottages in
the past: it was 2 dwellings in 1960 and is reputed to have been 3 dwellings
previously (information from owner).
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3:l window front with a gabled 2-storey porch to
right of centre with a C20 front door on the left return, second C20 door at the
extreme left. Fenestration of C20 timber casements except for first floor right
which is probably C19: a small 2-light small pane casement. The right return of the
porch has 2 small probably C19 casements. The right return of the house has a C20
ground floor bow.
Interior: The right hand room has a C17 chamfered step stopped axial beam and a
partly-blocked fireplace retaining an original C17 chamfered lintel. The room has a
C17 open fireplace with a chamfered lintel and a bread oven with an iron door. The
left hand room has a smaller fireplace with a slender cambered lintel. The stair
rises behind the axial stack, old oak treads are said to survive below the present
A C17 house on a prominent corner site in Ash Mill. Group value with the former
forge (q.v.) and Ball Ham (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SS7820223450
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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