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Description: The Rookery
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 284460
OS Grid Reference: TL9013463490
OS Grid Coordinates: 590134, 263490
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2368, 0.7831
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T1. 96 SW ROUGHAM BURY ROAD
5/39 The Rookery
House. C16 and later. 2 storeys and attics; 5 bays. Timber-framed;
rendered, with some main timbers exposed, on the ground storey; jettied along
the whole front, the upper storey faced in ornamental Edwardian tile-hanging.
Plaintiled roofs. An internal chimney-stack with a large plain rebuilt shaft
on an older rectangular base which has a blank recessed panel at front and
back. The ends of the joists forming the jetty are exposed, and part of the
bressummer, with embattled ornament. There is a similar ornament to the
middle rail supporting the jetty, and to the sills of the original windows.
At the left side there are indications of an original oriel window. The jetty
is supported by brackets which have shafts and carved capitals beneath them.
The present fenestration is very varied: one late C17 3-light casement with
transome and square leaded-panes; 3 long small-paned sash windows with
external slatted shutters, and on the upper storey various Edwardian 3-light
mullion-and-transome type casements. A large gabled dormer in the centre of
the roof, flanked by 2 C17 gablets above projecting tie-beams carved with
Jacobean ornament. 3-cell division of the interior with very fine heavy
timbering. The central 2-bay hall has main cross-beams and joists with
multiple roll-mouldings, leaf stops, and post-heads to the central truss
carved with formalised leaf-fronds. Large open fireplace, the lintel with
mutilated remains of folded-leaf ornament and a shield. At the left end, the
service area, formerly divided into 2, has been converted to a small parlour,
with an end chimney-stack, and Jacobean and early C18 panelling. In the room
to the right side of the internal stack, the remains of original painted
decoration, mainly in red, were found during alterations. The room above has
Jacobean panelling throughout. The roof has clasped purlins, wind braces,
and additional intermediate collars. The bay divisions correspond to those of
the frame. A C19 extension along the rear contains a Jacobean-style stair,
and there is a late C17 service wing.
Listing NGR: TL9013463490
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Source: English Heritage
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