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Latitude: 51.0881 / 51°5'17"N
Longitude: -4.0616 / 4°3'41"W
OS Eastings: 255707
OS Northings: 134107
OS Grid: SS557341
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQW6
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.ZCQ
Entry Name: Rock House the Rock
Listing Date: 31 December 1973
Last Amended: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385285
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485747
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5534SE PILTON STREET, Pilton
684-1/2/362 (East side)
Rock House, The Rock
(Formerly Listed as:
PILTON STREET, Pilton
House. 1798 rebuilding by William Davy of an earlier core.
Front wall painted Flemish bond brick, rear and end walls cob;
slate roof, gabled at ends; stone rear lateral stack with
set-offs with rendered shafts. Single-depth plan and lateral
stack suggests 3-room and passage arrangement with hall to
left of centre, 1798 rebuild preserves similar layout with
straight stair rising from a wide entrance passage.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical but regular 4-bay front with delicate
dentil cornice. C20 half-glazed door to right of centre with
plain porch hood of an C18 character. 3 ground- and 4
first-floor 16-pane timber sash windows, the left-hand bay
windows with horns. Rear elevation has 3 late C20 buttresses.
INTERIOR: altered during repairs of 1983 with some replacement
of joinery and stair rebuilt. Lateral stack fireplace,
revealed in 1983 was large with charred lintel (information
from the owners).
HISTORICAL NOTE: stair timber found during 1983 renovations
inscribed "William Davy built this house and laid me here,
1798." Documents in the possession of the owners indicate that
the house was in the ownership of Pilton Abbey and was
acquired by the Rolle family.
Listing NGR: SS5570934107
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