Description: The Rookery
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 227234
OS Grid Reference: TG2182700213
OS Grid Coordinates: 621827, 300213
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5545, 1.2708
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SWAINSTHORPE IPSWICH ROAD
TG 20 SW
House. Mid C16. Timber framed with brick and wattle and daub infill, plastered
and whitewashed. Pantiled roofs. Half H plan with extension to west. 2 storeys
with attic storey in west gable extension. South front orientated by 2 large
gables, one to east end, the other towards west, both flush with main range.
Main range has-large stepped external stack with rebuilt rectangular brick
flue. Doorway in east gable. Fenestration of various C18 casements arranged
with random logic. Gabled main roof carries a central ridge stack. West gable
with a blocked 3-light C16 ovolo moulded mullioned window to ground floor and
a louvred ovolo mullioned attic window. Cellar window similar. C18 casement
to first floor. Junction of west gable and projecting north-west gable is
dominated by a large rectangular stack. Similar fenestration to north side
of main range as the south. East gable lit through a 3-light mullioned window
and a 3-light C18 casement to first floor. Interior. Lounge has sunk quadrant
moulded bridging beams. C20 fireplace. Small framed panelling to ground floor
room in east cross wing and a sunk quadrant moulded bridging beam. Rebuilt
fireplace but timber overmantel of c.1630 : 3 arched and decorated bays,
central pilasters with caryatids and punched frieze. Early C18 corner shell
cupboard. 2 staircases : a winder by the stack and west staircase of oak
boards. Timber frame with arched braces to corners at first floor. Roof of
west wing of tie beams, 2 tiers butt purlins and collars. Roof of main range
of ties on arched braces, diminished principals, 2 tiers purlins (Tower tier
butted, upper clasped) and cambered collars.
Listing NGR: TG2182700213
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