Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Date of most recent amendment:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1104093.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 01-Mar-2021 at 20:48:26.


Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

East Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SY 21249 99941


SY 29 NW OFFWELL WILMINGTON 4/121 Rose Farmhouse (formerly listed as - Rose Cottage and Lilac Cottage) 22.2.55 GV II

Farmhouse. Early - mid C16 with major later C16 and early C17 improvements (there was once a date plaque of 1620); major early - mid C19 refurbishment. Plastered local stone and flint rubble, probably with some cob; stone rubble stacks, the hall stack has a plastered chimneyshaft and it may still include the date plaque reported in the previous listing; the other one is topped with C19 brick; thatch roof, part has been replaced with asbestos slate. Plan and development: formerly a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing east- north-east, say east. Downhill at the left (south) end, next to the road, is a small unheated inner room; probably a dairy or buttery originally. Next to it the hall has an axial stack backing onto a wide passage. Uphill at the right (north) end is a service end parlour with a gable-end stack. In fact the present layout is essentially the result of an early C17 refurbishment (maybe of 1620). Before that the house was smaller and occupied only the passage-hall-inner room section. Originally this section was open to the roof from end to end and heated by an open hearth fire. It seems likely that the inner room end was floored over in the mid C16. The hall stack is late C16 or early C17 and the hall was floored over in the early C17. At about the same time the parlour was added and the hall down-graded to a kitchen. The parlour end was refurbished and reroofed in the early or mid C19, probably when the farmhouse was divided into cottages. They were reunited to make a single house in the C20 and the passage front doorway was blocked. 2 storeys. Exterior: irregular 2-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The passage front doorway was a little left of centre and is now blocked by a third ground floor window and the blocking is recessed from the main front. Near the left end is an inserted doorway containing a part-glazed C20 door. The roof is half-hipped to left and gable-ended to right stepping up from the thatch over the passage to the asbestos slate section over the parlour end. At the back the hall bay breaks forward from the main block. The passage rear doorway contains a C20 door and most of the windows are C20 although the ground floor parlour window is an early C17 Beerstone 3-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions and hoodmould. A C19 store outshot behind the inner room contains a reset C17 oak window with chamfered mullions. Interior: the former hall has a large Beerstone ashlar fireplace with a chamfered oak lintel and contains an oven. The half beam here is chamfered with pyramid stops. The crosswall between hall and inner room is oak large framing. The roof above this original section is early-mid C16. It is 2 bays. The base of the truss is plastered over but its shape indicates a (jointed) cruck. In the solid wall between passage and parlour is a hip cruck indicating that this was the end of the original house. This original roof is smoke-blackened from the original open hearth fire. The parlour extension was mostly rebuilt in the C19 although the roughly chamfered crossbeam and the fireplace with plain oak lintel may be early C17.

Listing NGR: SY2124999941


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 27 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/10991/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Thompson. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected]