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Rokeby Old Hall, Wilby

Description: Rokeby Old Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280281

OS Grid Reference: TM2426670723
OS Grid Coordinates: 624266, 270723
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2888, 1.2869

Location: Wilby, Suffolk IP21 5LF

Locality: Wilby
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5LF

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Listing Text

TM 27 SW

3/161 Rokeby Old Hall
- (formerly listed as
29.7.55 Rokeby Farmhouse)

-- II

Farmhouse. Early C15, enlarged in C16, altered in C17. L-shape plan with
service cross-wing to left. Timber framed and plastered. To rear the cross-
wing has an early C18 brick gable end with tumbling. Roofs pantiled to front
and plaintiled to rear. 2 storeys with attic to main range. Scattered
fenestration: 2 C16 cavetto mullioned windows; 2 C18 first floor casement
windows with some square-leaded glass; C19 and C20 casements. Plain axial
stack with rebuilt shaft. At the rear are 2 further C16 mullioned windows and
in the cross-wing a boarded half-door. Small plastered stable block to rear
of cross-wing. Core of house is a former open hall, raised over lm, in C17.
Good paired C15 service doorways with 2-centred arches. Arched-braced open
truss, originally with crown post. Parlour and service ends both rebuilt in
C16. Parlour has fine close studding and cross-beamed ceiling. In chamber
above a quoined stucco fireplace with depressed 4-centred arch. A further
arched fireplace in the attic, an unusual feature. Part of upper floor
structure of cross-wing has been removed but there is a good first floor frame
and intact queen-post roof. A good example of the C16-C17 development of a
farmhouse from a medieval origin.

Listing NGR: TM2426670723

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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