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Mid Devon (District Authority)
Crediton Hamlets
National Grid Reference:
SX 77993 96500



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


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

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Date: 10 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11050/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence Harper. Source Historic England Archive
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