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Rookery Farmhouse, Gipping

Description: Rookery Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280530

OS Grid Reference: TM0852062702
OS Grid Coordinates: 608520, 262702
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2230, 1.0515

Location: Gipping, Suffolk IP14 4RN

Locality: Gipping
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 4RN

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Listing Text

TM 06 SE

5/48 Rookery Farmhouse


Farmhouse, c.1530 with alterations of early C17 and early C19. 2 storeys and
attics. 3-cell cross-entry plan. Timber-framed and plastered; the ground
storey walling and the left hand gable are rebuilt in C19 red brick. Concrete
tiled roof, once thatched. An axial chimney of C16 or early C17 orange and
buff brick; a C19 gable chimney of red brick to left. Mid C20 2-light
casements at 1st storey; two C18 3-light casements with transomes at ground
storey, one replaced in late C20. Boarded C20 entrance doors. A high quality
building of c.1530. The hall has ogee-and-scotia moulded joists and a massive
binding beam with deep multiple mouldings. A fine but incomplete C16 plank-
and-muntin cross-passage screen has been moved slightly to right in late C18
and a good cupboard with fluted pilasters and carved shelves incorporated. An
original wide hall fireplace has a cambered lintel and sunk panels of red
brickwork over. One of a pair of service room doorways has a 4-centred arched
head, the other is restored. Heavy unchamfered joists in the service cell to
left. The 1st floor layout is unusual: a large 2-bay chamber over the service
cell extends partly over the hall, with a good archbraced cambered and
chamfered tiebeam. Very closely spaced studding. An original lintelled
fireplace to the parlour, but the parlour cell was rebuilt in C17: reused
medieval floor joists, and a heavily moulded bridging beam of C15 or early
C16. The chamber above has C18 stencilled wall decoration in black vertical
lines; abstract patterns of intertwined foliage. Clasped-purlin roof of early
C17 with reduced principal rafters.

Listing NGR: TM0852062702

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Source: English Heritage

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