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Rookery House, Battisford

Description: Rookery House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 279858

OS Grid Reference: TM0220053966
OS Grid Coordinates: 602200, 253966
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1470, 0.9539

Location: Laburnum Dr, Combs, Suffolk IP14 2JH

Locality: Battisford
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2JH

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Listing Text

TM 05 SW

5/83 Rookery House
- II

Former farmhouse. Built in 2 stages: a C15 or perhaps late C14 range of 1½
storeys, and a range of 2 storeys and attics added 1752 as dated on chimney.
Timber-framed and roughcast. Thatched roofs, the medieval section to left is
hipped. Axial chimneys of red brick, that to right is inscribed with the
initials ID above the date 1753 on a terracotta plaque. Mainly mid C20 small-
pane casements. The left hand section comprises an altered open hall with
service cell. The hall open truss is almost entirely missing, but there is a
smoke-encrusted coupled-rafter roof. Very widely spaced studding for Suffolk,
with reversed arch windbracing at the corners; a splayed scarf joint with
under-squinted and sallied butts in the rear wallplate suggests a probable C14
date. An inserted C17 chimney backs onto the cross-entry. Mid C20 internal
alterations. The C18 range is of 2 cells with back-to-back fireplaces; the
hall is built on the site of the original parlour cell.

Listing NGR: TM0220053966

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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