Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1141391

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1952

Statutory Address: ROCKBEARE COURT


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Statutory Address: ROCKBEARE COURT

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County: Devon

District: East Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Rockbeare

National Grid Reference: SY 02019 95304


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1/124 Rockbeare Court - 11.11.52


Small mansion. Parts appear to be late C17 but the place was much rebuilt, reorganised and enlarged circa 1790. Stucco on brick; brick stacks with plastered chimney shafts, some with various C19 chimney pots, slate roof. U-shaped building. The main front faces south-south-west, say south It contains 2 large rooms separated by an entrance lobby. The left (western room) has a projecting end stack and the right room has a rear lateral stack with a large curving full height bay projecting rom the right (eastern) end. These are the principal rooms. From each end rear blocks project at right angles either side of the stair block behind the entrance hall. The pitch of the main roof is carried down over the stairblock. Both rear blocks have 2 rooms. The right (eastern) block has an axial stack and an end stack. The left (western) block contains the original kitchen with an outer lateral stack and the site of the service stair (now removed). The main block and right rear block are 2 storeys with attics and the left rear block is 2 storeys only. The main front has a nearly symmetrical 7-window front comprising mainly 12-pane sashes but the 3 ground floor left windows are 8 pane sashes. Along the bottom is a moulded stucco plinth with channelled rustication'below. Along the top is a parapet with a sunken rectangular panel over each window with a moulded timber cornice above. The central doorway now contains late C19 part-glazed double doors but the panelled reveals and broad flat-roofed porch with Tuscan columns and moulded entablature are original. The roof is gable-ended to left and hipped to right. The right (west-facing) front carries round the same plinth and parapet. The bow contains a tripartite sash on each floor, a central 12-pane sash flanked by 8-pane sashes. To right is an uneven 3-window front of 12 pane sashes and the roof is hipped each end and contains a dormer. To the rear the stair block has a large round-headed sash with glazing bars. Good interior: retaining most of its Georgian detail. From the entrance hall a large round-headed arch leads from the entrance hall to the stair block containing an open well stair with open string, stick balusters, mahogany handrail, scrolled wreath and curtail steps. The right front room has a high ceiling with a good moulded plaster cornice and marble chimneypiece including a panel carved as a vase of flowers in the middle. The front left room is lined with late C17 bolection panelling in 2 heights. The panelling appears to be in situ. The chimneypiece however has been replaced with a marble Georgian chimneypiece. The kitchen fireplace includes a cast iron Victorian range. On the first floor there is a cupola over the site of the service stair. In the roof space the top of the rear wall of the front block over the left room is ecposed. It is C17 brick and contains a blocked C17 oak 4-light window frame with ovolo-moulded mullions and soffit-moulded lintel. It is apparently in situ. The roof over the main block also appears to be late C17 comprising a series of plain A-frame trusses with pegged and nailed lap-jointed collars.

Listing NGR: SY0201995304


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Legacy System number: 352446

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