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Latitude: 50.7355 / 50°44'7"N
Longitude: -3.3611 / 3°21'39"W
OS Eastings: 304044
OS Northings: 93754
OS Grid: SY040937
Mapcode National: GBR P5.B3W4
Mapcode Global: FRA 37V4.GDH
Entry Name: The Knoll
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1149357
English Heritage Legacy ID: 352430
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 Marsh Green
3/108 The Knoll
House, former farmhouse. Late C17-early C18, possibly earlier core, modernised in
C19 and again circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings, cob or stone
rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Main block has a 5-room plan facing south. The outer rooms are small unheated
rooms. The room left of centre is the original kitchen served by an outer axial
stack. The centre and right-of-centre room have an axial stack between serving
back-to-back fireplaces. The entrance lobby and rear stair lie between the kitchen
and centre rooms. At the left (western) end a low service block projects forward at
right angles. This has now been converted to domestic use but was probably
originally built as stables. Main block is 2 storeys.
Irregular 4-window front of circa 1980 PVC casements with diamond patterns of leaded
glass. The first floor windows have thatch eyebrows over. A fifth ground floor
window has been adapted to a doorway and contains a circa 1980 door in the same
style as the windows. The main doorway is towards the left end and contains a late
C19 -early C20 plank door and an unusal porch with monopitch thatched roof. There
is a sunken rectangular recess above it. The roof is hipped each end. The stable
wing includes 2 circa 1980 casements and 2 late C19-early C20 plank doors and a
single late C19 first floor casement with glazing bars and a thatch eyebrow over.
The wing is gable-ended. The rear of the main block contains only 2 small single
Interior: very little carpentry detail is exposed. The kitchen has a soffit-
chamfered crossbeam without stops and the room right of centre has a soffit-
oharifered crossbeam with runout stops; both are probably late C17-early C18. The
central room has a round-headed alcove in the rear wall of the same date. All the
fireplaces are blocked. The joinery detail is consistently C19 including panelled
shutters for some of the windows. The roof of both blocks is carried on uncollared
trusses of relatively slender scantling and carry staggered purlins.
Although nothing shows earlier than the late C17 - early C18 the long layout of the
main block suggests an adaptation of an earlier house.
Listing NGR: SY0404493754
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