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Rookery House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Horkesley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9349 / 51°56'5"N

Longitude: 0.8752 / 0°52'30"E

OS Eastings: 597749

OS Northings: 230176

OS Grid: TL977301

Mapcode National: GBR SMK.L2L

Mapcode Global: VHKFS.4M0J

Plus Code: 9F32WVMG+X3

Entry Name: Rookery House

Listing Date: 30 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422000

Location: Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Great Horkesley

Built-Up Area: Great Horkesley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Horkesley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TL 93 SE
Rookery House
House. Late C15, remodelled C16, remodelled and extended C19. Part
stuccoed brick and part rendered timber framing with two parallel
ranges of gabled slate roofs. All of 2 storeys. The late C19 front
range has gable end stacks and a single storey, hipped roofed
extension on north end with slate roof. The front elevation has, on
its first floor, 3 double hung sash windows, each with a central
vertical glazing bar. Slate lean-to covers 2 canted bay on ground
floor and central entrance door. Bays have similar double hung sash
windows. C20 greenhouse on south gable end. The late C15 rear range
has off-centre chimney stack and bargeboards, those to north with
cusped soffits. The rear range is in part asymmetrical with catslide
lean-to extension to link with later house. The south gable has 2
square paned casements, on first floor, and a 12 pane double hung
sash and hooded door, on ground floor. The west elevation has 2 six
pane double hung sash windows on first floor with moulded
architraves. One, lower set, 4 pane window and 2 doors and later
casements on ground floor. North elevation has pointed arched
casement window in gable with small panes. Below this is a 16 pane
double hung sash and C20 single light window. Ground floor has one
12 pane double hung sash and small C20 casement. Small lean-to
roofed link block with later front range. Small in-line timber
framed house of late C15, formerly with open hall of 2 unequal bays.
Eaves line has been raised for lower pitch slate roof, leaving old
smoke-blackened crown post roof largely in-situ below. Roof has
simple longitudinal braces and was formerly hipped over service end
to south. Floored parlour/solar at north end with interrupted tie
beam construction and evidence for bench fixings below. Service end
was originally open to roof and has C16 inserted floor with moulded
bridging joint and minor joists some now halved and redistributed.
Early C17 inserted floor in former hall and stack probably
contemporary. Some old windows and doors on original east external
wall now lead into passage between the two builds.. Front has simple
contemporary staircase with turned baluster.

Listing NGR: TL9774930176

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