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Courtyard of Farm Buildings Approximately 20 Metres East of Rockbeare Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7375 / 50°44'14"N

Longitude: -3.3724 / 3°22'20"W

OS Eastings: 303254

OS Northings: 93992

OS Grid: SY032939

Mapcode National: GBR P5.B0T8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37T4.B0M

Plus Code: 9C2RPJPH+X3

Entry Name: Courtyard of Farm Buildings Approximately 20 Metres East of Rockbeare Manor

Listing Date: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352438

Location: Rockbeare, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: 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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3/116 Courtyard of farm buildings
- approximately 20 metres east of
Rockbeare Manor

Model farm comprising a group of farmbuildings around a courtyard. It is the home
farm of nearby Rockbeare Manor (q.v.). Probably circa 1820, some C19 and C20
alterations. Flemish bond red brick; slate roofs.
Group of contemporary dairy farmbuildings symmetrically arranged around a courtyard
and backing onto the C18 stables and coach house (q.v.). At the eastern end is a
large barn or milking parlour between the courtyard and road. From each end low
blocks containing animal stalls project forward either side of the courtyard, those
to right (south) rebuilt in C20; then at the front (western) end are similar shaped
2-storey blocks. Both look like 2-room plan cottages with west end stacks but the
right one is a dairy, the other includes a store.
The barn or milking chamber is long and relatively tall and contains a full height
round-headed archway with limestone imposts and keystone. Apart from a small
doorway at the left end it is otherwise blind to the road. To the courtyard however
there are 2 wide windows right of the archway. As with all the original flat-topped
apertures they have brick skewback arches over. The first floor windows are
unglazed, those on the ground floor have C20 glass. To left of the archway is a
plank door with a blind window above. On the inside on the archway are doorways
either side and to right a loading hatch. The roof is hipped each end. Inside the
left end is open to the roof with a first floor gallery on twisted balusters at the
archway end. The roof is of C19 king post trusses.
The left (northern) stalls are original, although there is some remodelling. The 2
left side doorways are original. The other 2 and associated windows have been
rearranged. The stalls opposite are wholly C20. The dairy and cottage project into
the courtyard. Both have 2-window fronts with C19 first floor casements with
glazing bars. The dairy has a door with an unglazed window to left. The other
cottage has a wider doorway, another glazed casement and also a second doorway at
the left end. This was probably the dairyman's cottage. Both have roofs hipped
each end.
An attractive model dairy farm. Rockbeare Manor (q.v.), the stables and coach
houses (q.v.) and this farmyard comprise a very little-altered group with a minimum
of later alterations. Set in landscaped grounds the group is most evocative of the
Georgian and Regency period.

Listing NGR: SY0325493992

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