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HER Number:MDV96383
Name:Rookabeare Cottage, Fremington


Late 18th or early 19th century cottage with 20th century alterations. Of rendered stone and cob under a thatch roof.


Grid Reference:SS 521 308
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Cottage and Court recorded on the Fremington Tithe Map and Apportionment (873) in the occupation of Thomas Beer.

Griffiths, D. M., 20/06/1984, Cottage (Worksheet). SDV73014.

Site visit 20th June 1984. Two cottages with courts shown on Tithe Map (875 and 873). One cottage still stands, much modernised. The site of the other is now occupied by a garden/orchard with no visible remains.

Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV352137.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Rookabeare Cottage. Cottage. Late C18 or early C19 with C20 alterations. Rendered stone and cob. Thatch roof with gable end stacks. Internal partitions changed, now 2-cell cottage. 2 storeys. 2-window range, 2-light casements, 4 panes per light. Three 2-light casements, 6 panes per light to ground floor with plank door, with lower eaves height to central bay which breaks forward slightly. Tiled C20 outshot to rear. Interior altered.

Department of Environment, 29/05/1986, Fremington, 5 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342173.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342173List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 29/05/1986. Fremington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 5.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352137Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2011. Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 76470.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110095 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV73014Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 20/06/1984. Cottage. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23355Related to: Cottage to south-east of Rookabear Cottage, Fremington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2019 9:01AM