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Latitude: 50.8683 / 50°52'5"N
Longitude: -2.5387 / 2°32'19"W
OS Eastings: 362187
OS Northings: 107778
OS Grid: ST621077
Mapcode National: GBR MT.TLLT
Mapcode Global: FRA 56KT.4R9
Entry Name: Rookers (Or Rookery) Farmhouse, Including Attached Ouitbuildings at Rear
Listing Date: 11 July 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304203
English Heritage Legacy ID: 106052
Location: Leigh, Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Leigh
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Leigh St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 60 NW BATCOMBE ROAD
5/34 Rookers (or Rookery)
11-7-51 including attached
Farmhouse. Probably mid-late C16 origin, altered in mid-C17 and C18. "Rubble
stone walls, thatched roof, hipped at right end. One brick stack in front
wing, one stone stack in rear wing. One storey and attic. L-shaped plan -
front range of 3-room and cross-passage type - possibly of long-house origin.
Door into cross-passage with carved stone round-arched head. Coat of Arms
over, dated 1663. Ledged door. Ground floor has 3 casements with centre
glazing bar. Attic has four 1/2-dormers with similar casements. Rear-kitchen -
wing of similar construction and date. At right end of front range a C20 brick
extension, single-storeyed, with patent tile roof. At left end, a stone
lean-to extension, with corrugated asbestos roof. Internally, left ground
floor room has deep chamfered ceiling beam; - similar beams in cross-passage.
Kitchen, in rear wing has very large open fireplace with timber lintel -
possible evidence of curing chamber. Deep chamfered ceiling beam. At rear
of kitchen a cross-passage and beyond this a former brewhouse. Beyond this,
attached to main building, a cowshed range, with rubble stone walls and patent
tile roof. (RCHM Monument 16 (Dorset. Vol.I). R Machin. "The Houses of
Yetminster." University of Bristol, 1978)
Listing NGR: ST6218707778
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