The Rookey And Attached Walls

18 Jun 2002
The Rookey And Attached Walls, Battle Lane, Chew Magna, Bath And North East Somerset, Somerset, BS40 8PS
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/15 The Rookery and attached walls


House and attached walls. Early C19 with mid C19 and C20 alterations and additions. Rendered, hipped slate roofs with deep eaves on wooden brackets with ashlar stacks, sandstone rubble walls. 2 storeys and 2 windows, ground floor has sash to each side of C20 flat-roofed glazed porch with pilasters, 6-panelled door in moulded frame, French window to right; first floor has two 16-pane sashes with external shutters. Attached to right, rubble wall about 4 metres high and extending about 9 metres, ramped down to pointed arched doorway, with ammonites set in rubble. Right return has 3 canted bays through 2 storeys, each with French window to front with margin glazing, 12-pane casement to each side, 2 bays to right have overlight also with margin glazing; at first floor each bay has central 16-pane sash with 8-pane sash to each side, except central bay with 20-pane front sash, attached wrought iron conservatory along whole of ground floor. Rear wing set back to right has single storey addition in rubble, coped, with 4-light window and pointed arched door to rear, first floor right has 8-pane sash and sash, canted bay to right with 16-pane sash to front and 8-pane sash to each side. Left return has tall round-headed stair light, 12 panes in lower section, splayed glazing bars above; rear wing slightly set back has 2 round headed windows of varied sizes with splayed glazing bars at ground floor, 2 similar round-headed sashes at first floor; later C19 service wing attached to left of 2 storeys, has two 4-pane sashes at ground floor and two 2-light casements under eaves with external shutters, small clock tower above with pitched roof and large clock; left return of wing has 2-light and 3-light casement at ground floor and door with overlight, two 2-light and one 3-light casement under eaves, door to left in lean-to. Attached to rear, single storey addition with hipped roof c.1930 with 12-light mullion and transom window with leaded lights. Rear has 2 doors, 2-light casement and 10-pane light to rear of service wing, sandstone rubble single storey addition to rear of right return, not rendered. Interior: not accessible.

Listing NGR: ST5722263412


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Ashlar, Render, Rubble, Sandstone, Slate, Wrought Iron, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Service Wing, Wall, Barrier, Conservatory, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Glasshouse, Garden Building