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Rock Farm Farmhouse and Adjoining Outhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7552 / 50°45'18"N

Longitude: -3.731 / 3°43'51"W

OS Eastings: 277993

OS Northings: 96500

OS Grid: SX779965

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.RM7K

Mapcode Global: FRA 3722.VPD

Entry Name: Rock Farm Farmhouse and Adjoining Outhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258130

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444402

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


6/125 Rock Farm Farmhouse and
adjoining outhouse


Farmhouse and adjoining outhouse. C16 with C17 improvements and major mid-C19
refurbishment. Plastered cob on rubble footings with some C19 brickwork; stone
stacks with C19 brick tops; thatched roof. L-shaped building. Long main block
facing north includes original 3-room-and-through-passage plan with single bay
extension to service room on east end (left of front). Small inner room. Rear
block behind hall and inner room with outbuilding attached to gable end. Lateral
stack to rear of hall, gable end stacks to rear block and inner room, and axial
stack below service room (former gable end). Late C16-early C17 stair in rear
block and C19 stair in C19 extension. Now 2 storeys throughout. 4 window front.
Central main door to passage, C19 6 panel door with overlight, panelled reveals and
wooden doorcase with entablature projecting as small hood. 2 window section to
right (hall and inner room) is broken forward slightly and contains 2 and 3 light
casements, 3 are C19 with original glazing bars. To left of main door all C19 16
pane sashes. Door at left end into store has reused late C16-early C17 moulded oak
door frame with poorly preserved contemporary plank door with moulded cover-strips
making 9 panels and iron strap hinges with fleur de lys finials. In exposed brick
left gable end wall a late C16-early C17 oak, 3 light window frame with ovolo-
moulded mullions, central iron casement, vertical iron bars and diamond pane,
leaded glass is reset. Roof is hipped to right and large stack projects from end
wall. Rear elevation has rear passage door and doorcase identical to front and, at
right end, large C19 round-headed stair window containing sash with glazing bars
and margin panes and is protected inside by 4 vertical iron bars.
Interior of main block is largely result of C19 refurbishment when former inner
room converted to kitchen and former service room coverted to drawing room with new
main stair (geometric construction with open string, stick balusters and mahogony
handrail) provided in extension at that end. Roof is inaccessible but the
fossilized layout suggests that much of the early structure is hidden behind C19
plaster. The rear wing escaped modernisation and shows mostly late C16-early C17
features. Newel stair adjoining main block has ovolo moulded and step stopped door
frames and first floor landing has an ovolo moulded and cleaved roll stopped door
frame to chamber over inner room and contemporary 9 panel door to rear block
chamber. Chamfered and step stopped cross beam and massive stone fireplace in
gable end with its oak lintel canted back with same finish to soffit. 2 bay roof
carried on side-pegged jointed cruck truss. A contemporary door frame to left of
fireplace leads into small cob-walled and thatch-roofed 2 storey outbuilding where
interior not inspected. Furze family recorded as owning a portion in 1627. Source
Devon SMR

Listing NGR: SX7799396500

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

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