Description: Rookyard Farmhouse
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280639
OS Grid Reference: TM0509563111
OS Grid Coordinates: 605095, 263111
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2280, 1.0016
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OLD NEWTON STOWMARKET ROAD
TM 06 SE WITH DAGWORTH
5/156 (formerly listed as
09/12/55 Rookery Farmhouse and
Farmhouse; built in 2 stages, corner-to-corner: an early C16 service range to
left, and a main range of c.1550 of 3-cell cross-entry plan to right. Timber
framed and plastered. Hipped plaintiled roofs. Two axial C17 chimneys of red
brick with sawtooth shafts; that to left has a moulded course to the plinth
and is possibly later. Mainly early C19 small-pane windows: 3-light casements
at 1st storey and tripartite sashes below. At cross-entry position is an
early C19 doorway with slender fluted pilasters and cornice with paterae;
early C20 panelled door, and another in left hand range. The main range has
good quality mid-C16 framing with double-ogee moulded beams and joists. One
of a pair of 4-centred arched service room doorways, with concealed carved
spandrels. Wind-braced clasped purlin roof. The lower range is slightly
earlier; the south gable has an altered end-jetty at 1st floor level.
Unmoulded framing. The roof was rebuilt in C18/C19.
Listing NGR: TM0509563111
Source: English Heritage
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