ROCK HOUSE AND ADJACENT RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS TO REAR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1306712
Date first listed:
05-Apr-1966
Statutory Address:
ROCK HOUSE AND ADJACENT RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS TO REAR, ROCK BRIDGE

Map

Ordnance survey map of ROCK HOUSE AND ADJACENT RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS TO REAR
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. 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 - 1306712 .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 23-Aug-2019 at 12:24:09.

Location

Statutory Address:
ROCK HOUSE AND ADJACENT RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS TO REAR, ROCK BRIDGE

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Halberton
National Grid Reference:
ST 01689 13118

Details

HALBERTON ROCK BRIDGE ST 01 SW 2/205 - Rock House and adjacent range of 5.4.66 outbuildings to rear GV II* Substantial country house. Apparently built and designed in circa 1814 by the engineer of the Grand Western Canal, John Rennie. Coursed rubble limestone and sandstone, with ashlar quoins, under hipped slate and pantiled roofs. Central staircase double depth plan with a rear service wing that connects with an extensive range of outbuildings. Axial stacks. 2½-storeys, the central bay of 3 storeys. Front: symmetrical, 2:1:2 bays; tall, narrow projecting central entrance bay, ashlar quoining, the cornice carried up and around the top and surmounted by a recessed parapet - a decidedly quirky mannerism; semi-circular second floor window with hornelss sash, 9-panes above, 6 below; 12-pane hornless sash window to first floor; the moulded stringcourse forms the cornice of the porch entablature with a frieze of triglyphs, 4 large Doric columns, the doorway with panelled reveals, the door, also panelled, with rectangular barred fanlight. Bays to either side with 16- pane hornless sash windows to first and second floors, with 6-pane attic windows; flanking bays slightly recessed with 12-pane sash windows to first and second floor; all first and second floor windows under pronounced stone window arches. Stone coursing in alternative bands of sandstone and limestone. Left-hand side elevation, 3-window range, 16-pane hornless sash windows with a central door under a C19 glazed porch. To the left of this front is a carriage entry under round headed arch with keystone, large pediment, and pilaster quoins. The long range of outbuildings, all 2-storeyed, that extends from this point but at a different alignment, presents a forbidding exterior to the road, a tall wall, completely without any openings; inner elevation of this range with 2 carriage entrances, string course and 3 openings above, all with heavy stone jambs and lintels; stable block set at right angles to this range, with carriageway arch, keystone and block capitals, the gable wall with a round-headed openings; heavy coping and quoins. Rainwater from roofs of the house and outbuildings collects in a stone gutter which is carried along the entire range, forming the base of the stable gable wall and issues into a large storage tank at the bottom end of the building. Interior: plain carpentry details; labyrinthine cellars cut into bedrock.

Listing NGR: ST0168913118

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
95391
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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: 19 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04951/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Sheila Haycox. 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].