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HER Number:MDV22972
Name:1 and 2 Rooklands, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot


Early 18th century house, now two dwellings. Probably divided in the late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 856 710
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/258
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 41 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Nos 1 and 2, Rooklands, (off Wolborough Street). L-shaped range. No 2 is a cob building, probably early 18th century and originally thatched but now with slate roof. Four casements. Cambered trellis work porch. Four panelled door. No 1 is probably mid 19th century. Two storeys rendered. Slate roof. Three sashes.

Dudley, E. R., 1983, Rooklands (Worksheet). SDV338243.

Documentary evidence from 1704-1968. No 2 is probably early 18th century in date. No 1 is 19th century.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV310051.

Located to the southeast of 61 Wolborough Street in Newton Abbot.

Oakey, N. J., 2004, Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment, 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV338211.

Gent, T. H. + Leverett, M., 2007, Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Bank Street and East Street, Newton Abbot (Report - Assessment). SDV338207.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Rooklands (Cul de Sac), 1a and 2 Wolborough Street. House, now two dwellings. Early C18th century. Render over cob and limestone rubble. 3-unit plan. EXTERIOR of No.1A: is the left-hand bay of a 3-bay building with the entrance in the left gable end, probably separated in late 19th century. Painted render with added19th century decorative timber-framing, asbestos roof with cream brick stack to the rear party wall. One-unit plan. 2 storeys; one-window range. Central coloured leaded window to the centre of the gable end; door and gabled hood on brackets to right of centre. 2 windows to the left return in Jubilee Street. INTERIOR: altered. EXTERIOR of No.2: is the two right-hand bays of a 3-bay building. Incised stucco over cob, asbestos roof hipped to the right with 2 tall cream brick stacks to the rear wall. 2-unit plan with a 20th century two-storey wing to the right. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Wide 18th century four-panel door with raised and fielded panels under a trellissed porch with a segmental-arched hood. 20th century windows to the front; late 19th century sash window with coloured margin panes between the rear stacks. INTERIOR: the 2-bay roof has a pegged collar truss and remnants of former thatch was found in the eaves. To the rear right is a rubblestone chimney breast with a 20th century timber lintel, above, to the first floor the fireplace is blocked but in the recess to the right is an 18th century panelled cupboard. Thin pine doors with 3 raised-and-fielded panels, some repositioned. Date listed: 22nd March 1983. Date of most recent amendment: 11th December 1996.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 41.
SDV310051Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 01.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV338207Report - Assessment: Gent, T. H. + Leverett, M.. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Bank Street and East Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 07.19. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV338211Report - Assessment: Oakey, N. J.. 2004. Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment. Archaeological Investigations Ltd. 646. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20.
SDV338243Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. 1983. Rooklands. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4206 - Bradley Lane Assessment
  • EDV4214 - Wolborough Street, Bank Street & East Street, Newton Abbot

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2012 12:41PM