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Description: Rookery Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 139835
OS Grid Reference: SU3816453083
OS Grid Coordinates: 438164, 153083
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2756, -1.4543
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SU 3853 HURSTBOURNE TARRANT THE HILL
10/63 Rookery Farmhouse
2012 60 (Formerly listed as The
Georgian house, associated with William Cobbett. 1776. Brick and tile.
Symmetrical front (south-east) of 2 storeys, 3 windows. Hipped roof, with
moulded brick eaves having carved dentils. Walls of blue headers with flush
red dressings; quoins, vertical panels containing the windows, projecting
1st floor band, stepped plinth. Sashes in exposed frames, triple except for
centre. Doorway with moulded canopy with panelled soffit, carved brackets,
architrave, with panelled door (the upper ½ glazed), and a single step. The
side elevations have Flemish bond with blue headers. The rear elevation has
horizontal flint panels, the projecting south side containing similar features
but the other parts being altered; a low wing at the north side has been
raised to 2 storeyed level with a flat roof. This wing has a brick incised
A.H. 1776; the front boundary wall has a brick incised WC 1825 (said to have
been carved by William Cobbett). The interior has many plain original features,
including a staircase, panelled doors in architraves, dado panelling, and a
Listing NGR: SU3823553094
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Source: English Heritage
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