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The Rookery

A Grade II Listed Building in Swainsthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5545 / 52°33'16"N

Longitude: 1.2708 / 1°16'14"E

OS Eastings: 621827

OS Northings: 300213

OS Grid: TG218002

Mapcode National: GBR VH5.XRJ

Mapcode Global: VHL8J.Z251

Plus Code: 9F43H73C+R8

Entry Name: The Rookery

Listing Date: 2 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1050443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 227234

Location: Swainsthorpe, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR14

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Swainsthorpe

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Swainsthorpe St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 20 SW
(west side)
The Rookery
House. Mid C16. Timber framed with brick and wattle and daub infill, plastered
and whitewashed. Pantiled roofs. Half H plan with extension to west. 2 storeys
with attic storey in west gable extension. South front orientated by 2 large
gables, one to east end, the other towards west, both flush with main range.
Main range has-large stepped external stack with rebuilt rectangular brick
flue. Doorway in east gable. Fenestration of various C18 casements arranged
with random logic. Gabled main roof carries a central ridge stack. West gable
with a blocked 3-light C16 ovolo moulded mullioned window to ground floor and
a louvred ovolo mullioned attic window. Cellar window similar. C18 casement
to first floor. Junction of west gable and projecting north-west gable is
dominated by a large rectangular stack. Similar fenestration to north side
of main range as the south. East gable lit through a 3-light mullioned window
and a 3-light C18 casement to first floor. Interior. Lounge has sunk quadrant
moulded bridging beams. C20 fireplace. Small framed panelling to ground floor
room in east cross wing and a sunk quadrant moulded bridging beam. Rebuilt
fireplace but timber overmantel of c.1630 : 3 arched and decorated bays,
central pilasters with caryatids and punched frieze. Early C18 corner shell
cupboard. 2 staircases : a winder by the stack and west staircase of oak
boards. Timber frame with arched braces to corners at first floor. Roof of
west wing of tie beams, 2 tiers butt purlins and collars. Roof of main range
of ties on arched braces, diminished principals, 2 tiers purlins (Tower tier
butted, upper clasped) and cambered collars.

Listing NGR: TG2182700213

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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