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HER Number:MDV38019
Name:The Rock, South Brent

Summary

‘The Rock’. House dating to approximately 1830-40. Stuccoed with a gable-ended slate roof. Two storeys with glazed porch under tented roof which originally continued to right as a verandah across front. Gateway adjoining to the south has a reused 15th or 16th century moulded four- centred stone arch with quatrefoils above and green man mask at the apex.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 695 606
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/119
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99369

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1830 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

Brown, S., 2006, Green Man Mask and late 16th century architectural fragments in a 19th century garden gateway at 'The Rock', South Brent, 1-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV347999.

A 19th century garden gateway includes two Beer stone architectural fragments from a late 16th century decorated fireplace lintel or doorhead and a Beer stone ‘Green Man’ mask, probably of medieval date, may have come from a church. They are of considerable archaeological interest but in terms of provenance, no documentary evidence has come to light to indicate where they may have come from. There are also a number of architectural fragments surviving in the garden which are also medieval or late medieval in date.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'The Rock' depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

House. Circa 1830-40. Stuccoed. Slate roof with gabled ends, with shaped barge-boards and deep eaves with lion masks to gutters. Two storeys. 1:3 window range, left hand recessed slightly with two-storey canted bay. Sash windows with glazing bars and margin panes. Ground floor right hand canted bay. Left hand glazed porch under tented roof which originally continued to right as a verandah across front. Set back at right hand end a small two-centred arch window. Brick chimney stack at gable end. Parallel ranges at rear.
Gateway adjoining south has 19th century granite jambs with reused 15th or 16th century moulded four- centred stone arch with quatrefoils above and mask at the apex (description 1986). Other details: LB UID: 99369.


Richards, A. F., 2011, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV348021.

Charles Spence Bate (1818-1889), one of the founders of the Devonshire Association purchased The Rock as a country residence and died there in 1889 after a short illness, aged 71.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #89772 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347999Report - Assessment: Brown, S.. 2006. Green Man Mask and late 16th century architectural fragments in a 19th century garden gateway at 'The Rock', South Brent. Stewart Brown Associates Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 1-3.
SDV348021Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2011. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13438Related to: Lydia Bridge, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5443 - Assessment of stone fragments at The Rock, South Brent

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2011 3:52PM