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The Rookery, Blundeston

Description: The Rookery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 282361

OS Grid Reference: TM5155597194
OS Grid Coordinates: 651555, 297194
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5145, 1.7061

Location: Pound Lane, Blundeston, Suffolk NR32 5AY

Locality: Blundeston
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR32 5AY

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Listing Text

TM 59 NW
2/10 The Rookery (formerly
27.11.54 listed as The Rectory)
House. Indications of C16 core, otherwise C18 with late C19 service range to
rear. Red brick, with a hipped roof of glazed black pantiles. 2 storeys. 4
windows, flush-frame sashes with glazing bars under flat brick arches; one C20
5-light casement window under a segmental arch to the left on the ground
floor. Asymmetrical doorway with 6-panel entrance door (the upper 4 panels
glazed) and rectangular fanlight, both inset with panelled reveals; reeded
architrave with corner roundels and a C20 plaintiled hood on wooden brackets.
The right hand ground floor room has a floorbeam with double concave moulding
and heavy plain joisting, probably early C16; no other work of this date is
visible. The house is considered to be the prototype of The Rookery in 'David
Copperfield' by Charles Dickens and is listed for this reason.

Listing NGR: TM5155597194

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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