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Rookley House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kings Somborne, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0927 / 51°5'33"N

Longitude: -1.4367 / 1°26'11"W

OS Eastings: 439547

OS Northings: 132754

OS Grid: SU395327

Mapcode National: GBR 745.HKQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 76W7.G3J

Entry Name: Rookley House

Listing Date: 5 December 1955

Last Amended: 13 August 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303305

English Heritage Legacy ID: 145580

Location: Kings Somborne, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO20

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: Kings Somborne

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Somborne with Ashley St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text



4/1 Rookley House (formerly listed
as Rookley Manor)


House. Early C18, with late C18 re-fronting. Rendered and brick walls, tile
roof. A plain 2 storeyed house, with a Gothick elevation applied to the south-
east front in the late C18. The entrance front (south-east) has in the centre
a taller angular bay, to produce 2.3.2 windows. The walls have been rendered
(with masonry marks), with a crenellated parapet above a stone cornice, comprising a moulding above pointed arcading, plain 1st floor band, pointed arches to the openings, stone cills, and a stone plinth. Sashes in reveals, with interlacing pointed glazing bars in the upper part. The stone door frame has a reeded architrave, pointed at the top, with moulded impost caps and plain base and a ½-glazed Gothick door. 2 small circular windows (of C20) break the symmetry. The south-west (original) elevation in plain and symmetrical, of 5 windows, with coping to parapet and stone moulded cornice, plinth, sashes in reveals. The hipped-roof to the 2 fronts returns at the north-east as a hip and gable, the upper walls being tile-hung and the lower masked by outshots: 2 sash and 3 casement windows. The rear elevation is red brickwork in English bond, with a large arched staircase window. C20 2 storeyed addition at the north corner links to a C18 range, being a 2 storeyed cottage, extending as a single-storeyed stable block: tile roof, red brick walling in Flemish bond, with casements (some old leaded lights). Within, there are 2 rooms lined with C18 panelling, a fine C18 staircase in oak, and the entrance hall has marble paving and a fine decorated plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: SU3954732760

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