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Cookes House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bury, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9156 / 50°54'56"N

Longitude: -0.5786 / 0°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 500019

OS Northings: 113868

OS Grid: TQ000138

Mapcode National: GBR FHD.JK5

Mapcode Global: FRA 96PP.6FX

Entry Name: Cookes House

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 22 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1026532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 300393

Location: Bury, Chichester, West Sussex, RH20

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: Bury

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Bury St John the Evangelist with Houghton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


26/28 Cookes House (formerly
listed as Coke's House)


House. Originally known as Halls Place. Margaret Hall married Richard Cook in the
late C16, and the house may have been built by them about 1588, which date appears on
the west front towards the north end near the ground, or by another member of the
Hall family slightly earlier. The original building was L-shaped. Two storeys and
attic in gable end. Three windows facing west. Stone rubble with red brick quoins
and dripstones to the windows (one of the dripstones being stone). Casement windows
with stone mullions. Horsham slab roof. The porch, which is not central, was
probably added by Allan Cooke in 1610 as it has this date and his initials on it, but
it also has the date 1656 and the intiials N.C. (Nicholas Cooke). It has a shaped
gable with ball finials at its apex and angles and a 4-centred stone archway with a
projecting stone cornice on brackets and the above dates in the frieze. The inner
doorway is in a 4-centred arch in brick with brick dripstone. The north gable end
has an attic window and the date 1663, again with the initials of Nicholas Cooke. On
the east side the original L-wing containing the kitchen has a tall stone chimney
stack with 4 brick shafts and to the north of it a small tall gabled projection which
contains the staircase. Parallel with these a modern wing has been added in matching
style with 2 gables. The Parlour in the south-west corner of the house has early C17
panelling and above it a fine contemporary plaster frieze of festoons of fruit and
flowers. C16 brick fireplaces. The staircase is built round a hollow square
enclosed to form cupboards. Articles in the Sussex County Magazine Vol 3 p 356, and
in Country Life of 1909 and of 31 October and 7 November 1947.

Listing NGR: TQ0001913868

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