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Latitude: 51.0555 / 51°3'19"N
Longitude: -4.1067 / 4°6'24"W
OS Eastings: 252448
OS Northings: 130574
OS Grid: SS524305
Mapcode National: GBR KN.FZCQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 268B.CX9
Entry Name: Higher Rookabeare Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107647
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98719
Location: Fremington, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Fremington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Fremington St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 53 SW
2/4 Higher Rookabeare Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C16 origins, the lower end rebuilt in early C17. Rendered
stone rubble and some cob to left side, through-passage and lower end unusually
rebuilt with early C17 handmade bricks, now painted. Slate roof with gable ends.
Truncated lateral front hall stack and diagonally set brick stack at right end.
3-room and through-passage plan, with hall and small dairy at higher end to left,
and lower end rebuilt as parlour in C17. 2 storeys. 4-window range of C20 2-light
casements, 8 panes per light. 2-light dairy window to left end and two 3-light
casements flanking plank door to through-passage doorway. Small single storey late
C19 brick kitchen extension to rear of hall.
Interior: Largely altered in C19 and roof structure replaced in C20, but parlour
and hall have scroll-stopped chamfered ceiling beams and parlour retains C17
plasterwork overmantel with moulded top and bottom rails, strapwork surround with
initials GP to left and WP to right of central plaque with shield and achievement,
said to be the insignia of the Company of Spanish Merchants.
Listing NGR: SS5244830574
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