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Westcott House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7323 / 50°43'56"N

Longitude: -3.376 / 3°22'33"W

OS Eastings: 302985

OS Northings: 93426

OS Grid: SY029934

Mapcode National: GBR P4.RCV3

Mapcode Global: FRA 37T4.NL8

Plus Code: 9C2RPJJF+WH

Entry Name: Westcott House

Listing Date: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352445

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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3/123 Westcott House


House. Probably late C18 with late C19 extension. The walls and stacks are stucco,
the walls incised as ashlar, but their material, whether brick or stone rubble, is
unknown; slate roof.
The main block is square in plan with the front facing south-east. It has a double-
depth plan comprising a front and back room either side of the entrance hall and
main stair. The left (south-western) rooms have individualend stacks and the right
rooms are served by an axial stack between serving back-to-back fireplaces. On the
left end and set back a little from the main front is the lower service block which
is 2 rooms deep and has an end probably kitchen stack. It looks like a late C19
addition but may be a modernisation of service rooms from that time. Main block is
2 storeys with attics and service block is 2 storeys.
Main block has symmetrical 3-window front of 12-pane sashes, those on the ground
floor are taller than those on the first. Central doorway contains a 4-panel door,
an overlight with glazing bars, panelled reveals and flat-roofed open Doric porch.
with fluted mortar columns and moulded timber entablature including a modillion
cornice. At the top is a plain parapet over a timber modillion eaves cornice. The
roof is hipped each end. The right (north-eastern) and rear (north-western)
elevations carry round in the same style, both with 3-window fronts of 12-pane
sashes, and the former has 2 dormer windows to the attics. To left of the main
front the extension has wholly late C19 fenestration with a ground floor canted bay
window containing sashes without glazing bars and a first floor horned 12-pane sash.
The roof is hipped. The rear of the extension contains 2 ground floor doors and a
first floor horned 12-pane sash.
Interior: only limited access available at time of survey but enough to see that
much original detail remains including panelled doors and window shutters,
chimneypieces and moulded plaster cornices. The stair is original; it has an open
string, turned balusters with blocks and flat moulded handrail.

Listing NGR: SY0298593426

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