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Rockyfold Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Michaelchurch Escley, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9974 / 51°59'50"N

Longitude: -2.9974 / 2°59'50"W

OS Eastings: 331618

OS Northings: 233681

OS Grid: SO316336

Mapcode National: GBR F6.J942

Mapcode Global: VH78G.0275

Entry Name: Rockyfold Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419485

Location: Michaelchurch Escley, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Michaelchurch Escley

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Michaelchurch Escley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 33 SW MICHAELCHURCH ESCLEY CP -

4/56 Rockyfold Farmhouse

-

- II

Farmhouse. Probably C17, altered in C20. Thinly coursed rubble; asbestos
slate, corrugated iron and stone slate roof. C20 brick gable end chimneys.
L-plan longhouse derivative. Two-bay cross-wing at south end of 2-bay north/
south range which extends to north as byre (1 bay) and later C19 cow house
and loft (also one bay); C20 lean-to in re-entrant angle and to part of south
flank of cross-wing. East elevation: wide gable to left with rebuilt chimney,
small stair-light to left and wider (former 5-light mullioned) window to right,
raking-top dormer in return; north/south range has C20 rebuilt walling, raking-
top dormer, 3-light casement to ground floor with concrete lintol and C20
gabled porch to right. The cow-byre extension with tin roof has a blocked
doorway with a slab-hood and to the right, the present door; to the right
again, a C20 window with concrete lintol; the right hand bay (under stone
slate roof) is slightly taller and has a loft door. South flank has a depressed
2-centred arch head doorway at west end; there is another at west entrance to
cow byre (now masked by later buildings). Interior: one pair of cruck blades,
truncated below collar level in byre just north of its junction with domestic
part; formerly a plank and muntin screen divided the 2 bays of the cross-wing;
diamond section mullion slots in window opening at first floor level between
the 2 byres; similar slots in opening for 4-light window in ground floor west
wall of south byre.


Listing NGR: SO3161833681

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

Description

SO 33 SW MICHAELCHURCH ESCLEY CP -

4/56 Rockyfold Farmhouse

-

- II

Farmhouse. Probably C17, altered in C20. Thinly coursed rubble; asbestos
slate, corrugated iron and stone slate roof. C20 brick gable end chimneys.
L-plan longhouse derivative. Two-bay cross-wing at south end of 2-bay north/
south range which extends to north as byre (1 bay) and later C19 cow house
and loft (also one bay); C20 lean-to in re-entrant angle and to part of south
flank of cross-wing. East elevation: wide gable to left with rebuilt chimney,
small stair-light to left and wider (former 5-light mullioned) window to right,
raking-top dormer in return; north/south range has C20 rebuilt walling, raking-
top dormer, 3-light casement to ground floor with concrete lintol and C20
gabled porch to right. The cow-byre extension with tin roof has a blocked
doorway with a slab-hood and to the right, the present door; to the right
again, a C20 window with concrete lintol; the right hand bay (under stone
slate roof) is slightly taller and has a loft door. South flank has a depressed
2-centred arch head doorway at west end; there is another at west entrance to
cow byre (now masked by later buildings). Interior: one pair of cruck blades,
truncated below collar level in byre just north of its junction with domestic
part; formerly a plank and muntin screen divided the 2 bays of the cross-wing;
diamond section mullion slots in window opening at first floor level between
the 2 byres; similar slots in opening for 4-light window in ground floor west
wall of south byre.


Listing NGR: SO3161833681

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