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Latitude: 50.7395 / 50°44'22"N
Longitude: -3.3534 / 3°21'12"W
OS Eastings: 304599
OS Northings: 94196
OS Grid: SY045941
Mapcode National: GBR P5.9ZZ7
Mapcode Global: FRA 37V4.5DW
Entry Name: Pitt Head
Listing Date: 26 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141385
English Heritage Legacy ID: 352435
Location: Rockbeare, East Devon, Devon, EX5
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
SY 09 SW ROCKBEARE PALMERS LANE
3/113 Pitt Head
Cottage and former outbuildings. Probably late C18-early C19, modernised circa 1980.
Apparently plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble or brick stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
The original house faces south-west and backs onto the lane. It has a 2-room plan
with central staircase and end stacks. Former outbuildings on the same axis and
attached to the right (south-eastern) have now been brought into the house forming a
2-room service block with axial stack and there is a narrow store attached to the
end. 2 storeys.
Main block has symmetrical 3-window front of late C19 casements with glazing bars;
outer 3 lights and central first floor 2 lights. Central door is original 6-panel
door in which the top panels now contain tiny panes of Victorian leaded glass. The
porch is probably mid or late C19; it is flat-roofed and supported on slender turned
timber posts and sides are trellised. The roof is steeply-pitched and hipped both
ends. The lower service block to right is set back a little from the main front. It
contains 2 C19 ground floor casements and 2 circa 1985 first floor half dormers with
flat roofs. Door at left end is C20. The roof continues over the narrow store at
the end and is gable-ended. Rear of main block has only a tiny central stair window
at first floor level flanked by recessed rectangular panels. The service block has
a narrow half dormer and C19 plank door.
Interior: what little carpentry exposed is plain and roughly finished. Some C19
joinery detail. Roof not inspected.
Marked as Kennels on OS map.
Listing NGR: SY0459994196
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