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Description: Rookery Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 234976
OS Grid Reference: SP7453749980
OS Grid Coordinates: 474537, 249980
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1431, -0.9122
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SP 7448 STOKE BRUERNE BRIDGE ROAD
13/156 Rookery Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C19. Coursed squared limestone, hipped slate roof, brick
internal stacks. Double-depth plan. 3-storey, 3-window range. Central
part-glazed door with fanlight in open porch on thin cast-iron pillars
supporting timber superstructure which has semi-circular arches to front and
sides; frieze and moulded cornice. 12-pane sash windows to ground, first and
second floors, all with flat arched stone head with keyblocks. Moulded stone
eaves. Lead rainwater heads and pipes. Interior. Central staircase from ground
floor to attic with stick balusters and mahogany ramped and wreathed handrail;
stone-paved floor. Front and back doors either end of staircase hall have
shutters which fold back during day either side to create Venetian window style
composition with wood surround to shutter recesses and round doors. Reeded
doorcases to principal rooms that to sitting room with lions head masks to
angles. Ornamental plasterwork borders to ceiling of principal ground floor
rooms and marble chimney pieces. Originally part of the Grafton estate.
Listing NGR: SP7453749980
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Source: English Heritage
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