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Ford Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7435 / 50°44'36"N

Longitude: -3.3761 / 3°22'33"W

OS Eastings: 303002

OS Northings: 94670

OS Grid: SY030946

Mapcode National: GBR P4.QRTD

Mapcode Global: FRA 37T3.VYZ

Entry Name: Ford Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352429

Location: Rockbeare, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Rockbeare

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rockbeare St Mary with St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


3/107 Ford Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. C18. The walls are plastered, some are thick enough for cob, others more
likely brick; brick stacks topped with C18 and C19 brick; slate roof.
The main block faces south-west with a 2-room and central staircase plan. Each room
has an end stack. It is flanked by low wings, each apparently with an end stack, on
the same axis as the main block but set back from the front. The left (north-
western) wing is slightly shorter than the right wing. The end chimney shaft of the
right wing is in fact false and there only for symmetry. This wing has a large rear
lateral kitchen stack. The rear roof of the main block is carried down over
probably original rear service outshots. Main block is 2 storeys with attics and a
cellar under the right room. The flanking wings are single storeyed.
The front would be symmetrical if the wings were of equal length. The main block
has a 5 window front of C19 horned 8-pane sashes, those on the ground floor a little
taller than those on the first. The central doorway is all original; the door has 6
fielded panels, narrow overlight with glazing bars, and flat-roofed porch on stone
steps with fluted Doric columns and simply moulded entablature. Deep plain eaves
and roof is hipped each end. Each of the wings is gable-ended and each has a front
Venetian window containing a central 12-pane sash.
Well preserved interior. The dogleg stair has an open string, square section newel
posts, slender turned balusters with square blocks and moulded flat handrail. It
extends all the way up to attics and is lit from the top by a sky light. A lot of
the joinery detail is original. For instance the right ground floor room has a
moulded box cornice including a strip of dentils, a good Adams-style chimneypiece
and the door to the stair lobby has 4 fielded panels and is hung on H-L hinges.

Listing NGR: SY0300294670

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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