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The Rookery, Stonham Earl

Description: The Rookery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279343

OS Grid Reference: TM1026258787
OS Grid Coordinates: 610262, 258787
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1872, 1.0745

Location: Fen Lane, Stonham Earl, Suffolk IP6 8QD

Locality: Stonham Earl
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 8QD

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Listing Text

TM 15 NW
5/94 The Rookery(formerly listed
- as Rookery Farmhouse)
- II

Farmhouse, early C16 with alterations of c.1600. A 3-cell Wealden open-hall
house. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered; both end cells are jettied at
the front, with the recessed open hall between. Concrete tiled roof (formerly
plaintiled), with an early C17 axial chimney of buff brick and an attached
second flue of late C17/C18 in red brick. C20 casements. 6-panelled early
C19 entrance door at cross-entry position. The 2-bay open hall has a
crownpost roof: the open truss has a cambered arch-braced tie-beam; one of the
pilaster shafts with ornate carving survives beneath an archbrace, and the
central crownpost has an octagonal shaft with moulded capital and base and 4-
way braces (one missing). The lateral braces are not fixed to the collar and
are purely decorative. Good arch wind-braced close-studding. Light smoke
staining in the hall roof; evidence for a ridge louvre. Circa 1600, an upper
floor was inserted into the hall, with chamfered joists. A large open
fireplace in the hall has pink/gault brickwork and backs onto the cross-
passage; it may predate the inserted floor. A service wing was added to rear
of the parlour cell c.1600, with large axial chimney and plain framing with
butt-purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TM1026258787

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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