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The Rookery, Orcheston

Description: The Rookery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319829

OS Grid Reference: SU0585945665
OS Grid Coordinates: 405859, 145665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2102, -1.9175

Location: Orcheston, Wiltshire SP3 4RW

Locality: Orcheston
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 4RW

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Listing Text

SU 04 NE
(west side)
2/193 The Rookery
Detached house. Mid-C17, restored 1753 by George Pitt, late C19
alterations and rear service wing. Flint and limestone, red brick
services, Welsh slate roof with coped verges, brick stacks. L-
plan. 2-storey, 2-window entrance front at right angles to road.
Central C19 porch in buff-coloured brick with limestone, has
pointed door and battlemented parapet, pointed windows on side
walls, to left are 3-light French windows, with hollow-chamfer
mullions and hoodmould, to right is 2-light hollow-chamfer
mullioned window with hoodmould. First floor has two 2-light
mullioned windows with hoodmoulds; all windows are C18 casements
with margin panes, left part of facade is Cl7 wing, to right is
gable of main range, with string course at attic level and coped
verge. Right return is east front rendered and remodelled in C19;
basement with 3-light mullioned window, to left is canted bay with
plate glass sashes and battlemented parapet, to right is single
sash in hollow-chamfered surround and 3-light mullioned window.
First floor has four 2-light mullioned windows, dentilled eaves
cornice in brick. Two dormers with flat heads and casements. Rear
has gable of C17 range to left with small sash to first floor and
return with C19 sash, to right is late C19 2-storey service wing in
brick cavity walling; 2-storey and basement, 4-pane sashes. Left
return from front has C19 casements in Cl7 wall.
Interior has cellar with chamfered beams with stops, C17 fittings
include some reset wainscot panelling. Ground floor fittings
mostly date from early C19, first floor has doors with 6 fielded
panels and fireplaces dating from 1753 restoration; stairs also.
In entrance hall is stone tablet with inscription recording the
1753 restoration by George Pitt, Lord of the Manor, moved from
attic chimney in late C20. (Unpublished records of RCHM
(England) , Salisbury )

Listing NGR: SU0585945665

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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