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East Rowley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Romansleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9588 / 50°57'31"N

Longitude: -3.8044 / 3°48'15"W

OS Eastings: 273369

OS Northings: 119258

OS Grid: SS733192

Mapcode National: GBR L2.MXQM

Mapcode Global: FRA 26XK.X9Y

Entry Name: East Rowley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107304

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97454

Location: Romansleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Romansleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Romansleigh St Rumon

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ROMANSLEIGH EAST ROWLEY LANE
SS 71 NW
3/49 East Rowley Farmhouse
-
- II
Farmhouse. Mid to late C17, extended and altered in the C19. Rubble, roughcast and
colourwashed on the front, asbestos-slated roof in 2 sections, 3 axial stacks with
tall brick shafts.
Plan: the existing plan is 3 rooms with a wing behind the left end of the centre
room. The left end room, with its entrance passage, is a C19 addition; the
remaining part is the C17 house. It has a most interesting transitional plan with a
large kitchen at the right and heated by a large gable end fireplace, an entrance
lobby at the centre with a staircase against the back wall; at the left end is the
hall/parlour heated by a gable end fireplace; behind the hall is an unheated dairy
wing. The hall is not the full depth of the main range, and the large integral
dairy may have protruded into the main range; alternatively the axial passage behind
the hall may be a C19 alteration to provide access to the C19 parlour extension at
the left end, and its entrance passage. Probably at the same time in tne C19 the
original entrance lobby was reduced to make the hall larger, and later the front
door was blocked. The outshut behind the kitchen in the angle of the dairy wing is
C19.
Interior: kitchen with gable end fireplace with unchamfered cambered wooden lintol,
bread oven with clay lining. Dairy with rough-chamfered crossbeam. Hall with
chamfered crossbeam without stops, fireplace with cambered chamfered lintol.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 6 window front, 2 and 3-light casements with
horizontal glazing bars, most replaced C20. Blocked door opening to the centre with
a cambered head, casement inserted, steps still remain; further door opening to left
with 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed, door opening to extreme right, half-
glazed door, C20 lean-to porch.
Roof: replaced C19, one C17 tie-beam truss remains.


Listing NGR: SS7336919258

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