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Description: Rookwood House and Adjacent Cottage
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236833
OS Grid Reference: NU1284300888
OS Grid Coordinates: 412843, 600888
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3019, -1.7992
LONGFRAMLINGTON ROTHBURY ROAD
NU 10 SW
5/164 Rookwood House and
adjacent cottage (formerly
listed as Rookwood House)
House dated 1717 with initials T M (Thomas and Mary Wardle) on door surround;
cottage probably later C18. Front of house squared stone of near-ashlar
quality, other elevations and cottage squared stone; Welsh slate roofs.
Front elevation: House 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Rusticated quoins,
sill bands. Central renewed door in lugged architrave under plain frieze
with re-cut inscription and pedimented hood on consoles. Renewed 12-pane
sash windows in architraves. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; stepped-and-
corniced end stacks with paired shafts. Returns each show 4-pane iron-barred
casement. Lower cottage to right 2 storeys, 2 bays; renewed door on far left,
plain sash windows. Coped right gable on moulded kneeler; right end stack as
Rear elevation: House rear wing shows arched stair window, with glazing
renewed, on right return, and old ridge stack. Cottage shows single-storey
gabled rear wing.
Interior not seen.
C20 extensions to rear and east of house wing, and to east of cottage wing,
are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NU1284300888
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Source: English Heritage
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