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The Rookery

A Grade II Listed Building in Blundeston, Suffolk

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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

Plus Code: 9F43GP74+RC

Entry Name: The Rookery

Listing Date: 27 November 1954

Last Amended: 29 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282361

Location: Blundeston, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

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

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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

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