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Latitude: 52.5145 / 52°30'52"N
Longitude: 1.7061 / 1°42'21"E
OS Eastings: 651555
OS Northings: 297194
OS Grid: TM515971
Mapcode National: GBR YSP.669
Mapcode Global: VHM6F.J296
Entry Name: The Rookery
Listing Date: 27 November 1954
Last Amended: 29 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031946
English Heritage Legacy ID: 282361
Location: Blundeston, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32
Civil Parish: Blundeston
Built-Up Area: Blundeston
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Blundeston St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
BLUNDESTON POUND LANE
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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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