PALMERS FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1149366

Date first listed: 26-May-1987

Statutory Address: PALMERS FARMHOUSE, PALMERS LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: PALMERS FARMHOUSE, PALMERS LANE

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

County: Devon

District: East Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Rockbeare

National Grid Reference: SY 04806 94005

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Details

SS 09 SW ROCKBEARE PALMERS LANE

3/112 Palmers Farmhouse - - II

Farmhouse. C17, possibly earlier, much altered in C18, last modernised circa 1910. Plastered cob on rubble footings cob or stone rubble stacks topped with early C20 brick; slate roof of circa 1910 With scroll-shaped end ridge tiles (formerly thatch). It appears a conventional 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east with unheated inner room on the left (south-western) end. The hall has a rear lateral stack and the service end room has an axial stack backing onto the passage. The passage continues through the secondary rear outshots which extend across the whole of the rear, all under a lean-to roof carrying down from the main pitch. The outshot behind the hall has a probably C19 kitchen fireplace. There is however a problem of interpretation concerning the main block. All the C17 features are confined to the service end. Although much of the structure is hidden it may be that the house began as a 1-room plan house and was extended in the C18. Main block is 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front containing a variety of late C19 and C20 casement most with glazing bars. The hall window and 2 of the first floor windows have margin panes. The front passage doorway right of centre contains a late C19 4-panel door with contemporary gabled and slate-roofed porch. The roof is hipped to left end and half-hipped to right. The outshots contain late C19 casements with glazing bars. Interior: the C17 features are confined to the service end which is well-preserved. The ground floor room has a soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeam and half beams. The large fireplace is blocked by a good C19 grate and chimneypiece. In the rear wall an oak doorframe with chamfered surround and scroll stops leads to a once projecting newel stair and a similar doorframe leads from the stair head to the service end chamber. A cupboard on the stairhead is also C17 with a scratch-moulded plank door. The roof over the chamber is carried a side-pegged jointed cruck. The putative hall and inner room have no exposed carpentry and the roof is carried on a series of C18 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. Some good but plain C18 and C19 joinery detail on both floors. A little-modernised farmhouse with an intriguing development.

Listing NGR: SY0480694005

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Legacy System number: 352434

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