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Rockbeare Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7491 / 50°44'56"N

Longitude: -3.3902 / 3°23'24"W

OS Eastings: 302019

OS Northings: 95304

OS Grid: SY020953

Mapcode National: GBR P4.Q808

Mapcode Global: FRA 37S3.H14

Entry Name: Rockbeare Court

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352446

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


1/124 Rockbeare Court


Small mansion. Parts appear to be late C17 but the place was much rebuilt,
reorganised and enlarged circa 1790. Stucco on brick; brick stacks with plastered
chimney shafts, some with various C19 chimney pots, slate roof.
U-shaped building. The main front faces south-south-west, say south It contains 2
large rooms separated by an entrance lobby. The left (western room) has a
projecting end stack and the right room has a rear lateral stack with a large
curving full height bay projecting rom the right (eastern) end. These are the
principal rooms. From each end rear blocks project at right angles either side of
the stair block behind the entrance hall. The pitch of the main roof is carried down
over the stairblock. Both rear blocks have 2 rooms. The right (eastern) block has
an axial stack and an end stack. The left (western) block contains the original
kitchen with an outer lateral stack and the site of the service stair (now removed).
The main block and right rear block are 2 storeys with attics and the left rear
block is 2 storeys only.
The main front has a nearly symmetrical 7-window front comprising mainly 12-pane
sashes but the 3 ground floor left windows are 8 pane sashes. Along the bottom is a
moulded stucco plinth with channelled rustication'below. Along the top is a parapet
with a sunken rectangular panel over each window with a moulded timber cornice
above. The central doorway now contains late C19 part-glazed double doors but the
panelled reveals and broad flat-roofed porch with Tuscan columns and moulded
entablature are original. The roof is gable-ended to left and hipped to right. The
right (west-facing) front carries round the same plinth and parapet. The bow
contains a tripartite sash on each floor, a central 12-pane sash flanked by 8-pane
sashes. To right is an uneven 3-window front of 12 pane sashes and the roof is
hipped each end and contains a dormer. To the rear the stair block has a large
round-headed sash with glazing bars.
Good interior: retaining most of its Georgian detail. From the entrance hall a
large round-headed arch leads from the entrance hall to the stair block containing
an open well stair with open string, stick balusters, mahogany handrail, scrolled
wreath and curtail steps. The right front room has a high ceiling with a good
moulded plaster cornice and marble chimneypiece including a panel carved as a vase of
flowers in the middle. The front left room is lined with late C17 bolection
panelling in 2 heights. The panelling appears to be in situ. The chimneypiece
however has been replaced with a marble Georgian chimneypiece. The kitchen fireplace
includes a cast iron Victorian range. On the first floor there is a cupola over the
site of the service stair. In the roof space the top of the rear wall of the front
block over the left room is ecposed. It is C17 brick and contains a blocked C17 oak
4-light window frame with ovolo-moulded mullions and soffit-moulded lintel. It is
apparently in situ. The roof over the main block also appears to be late C17
comprising a series of plain A-frame trusses with pegged and nailed lap-jointed

Listing NGR: SY0201995304

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

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