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Rookery Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Nettlestead, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1066 / 52°6'23"N

Longitude: 1.0376 / 1°2'15"E

OS Eastings: 608112

OS Northings: 249714

OS Grid: TM081497

Mapcode National: GBR TLY.YZC

Mapcode Global: VHKF2.X9WY

Plus Code: 9F43424Q+J2

Entry Name: Rookery Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250945

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433498

Location: Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Nettlestead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Nettlestead

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

NETTLESTEAD
TM 04 NE
6/131 Rookery Farmhouse
-
- II
Farmhouse, early C16, with mid C14 core. A rare, but very depleted example of
an aisled hall house. Various alterations of early C17 and later. 2 storeys.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof with C17 axial chimney of red
brick. The C17 parlour block has mid C19 small-pane sash windows with side-
lights; other windows are C19 and C20 casements. A pair of panelled and
glazed C19 entrance doors. The aisled house is of 3 bays, but the aisles have
been removed from both sides. 4 trusses have evidence for passing-braces
which were tenoned into the main tie-beam, passed the principal posts in
trenches and continued downwards into the aisles. Square-sectioned braces
beneath the tie-beams survive in a few instances. Parts of the arcade-places
remain, with some square sectioned bracing down to the arcade-posts. The
arcade posts in the open truss of the hall were replaced in C16, when the
aisles were removed and a massive 1st floor inserted. The evidence for
diamond-mullioned and shuttered windows is mainly of this date also. In early
C17 the C14/C16 coupled rafter roof was almost removed and a queen-post roof
built, and a parlour block and chimney were added at the south end. A small
wing on the west side is perhaps of C16/C17 with C20 alterations. The house
was restored in 1984.


Listing NGR: TM0811249714

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