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Palmers Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7378 / 50°44'16"N

Longitude: -3.3504 / 3°21'1"W

OS Eastings: 304806

OS Northings: 94005

OS Grid: SY048940

Mapcode National: GBR P5.WSYL

Mapcode Global: FRA 37W4.6L0

Entry Name: Palmers Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149366

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352434

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


3/112 Palmers Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. C17, possibly earlier, much altered in C18, last modernised circa 1910.
Plastered cob on rubble footings cob or stone rubble stacks topped with early C20
brick; slate roof of circa 1910 With scroll-shaped end ridge tiles (formerly
It appears a conventional 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east
with unheated inner room on the left (south-western) end. The hall has a rear
lateral stack and the service end room has an axial stack backing onto the passage.
The passage continues through the secondary rear outshots which extend across the
whole of the rear, all under a lean-to roof carrying down from the main pitch. The
outshot behind the hall has a probably C19 kitchen fireplace. There is however a
problem of interpretation concerning the main block. All the C17 features are
confined to the service end. Although much of the structure is hidden it may be
that the house began as a 1-room plan house and was extended in the C18. Main block
is 2 storeys.
Asymmetrical 4-window front containing a variety of late C19 and C20 casement most
with glazing bars. The hall window and 2 of the first floor windows have margin
panes. The front passage doorway right of centre contains a late C19 4-panel door
with contemporary gabled and slate-roofed porch. The roof is hipped to left end and
half-hipped to right. The outshots contain late C19 casements with glazing bars.
Interior: the C17 features are confined to the service end which is well-preserved.
The ground floor room has a soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeam and half
beams. The large fireplace is blocked by a good C19 grate and chimneypiece. In the
rear wall an oak doorframe with chamfered surround and scroll stops leads to a once
projecting newel stair and a similar doorframe leads from the stair head to the
service end chamber. A cupboard on the stairhead is also C17 with a scratch-moulded
plank door. The roof over the chamber is carried a side-pegged jointed cruck. The
putative hall and inner room have no exposed carpentry and the roof is carried on a
series of C18 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. Some good but plain
C18 and C19 joinery detail on both floors.
A little-modernised farmhouse with an intriguing development.

Listing NGR: SY0480694005

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