The Rookery / Coalharbour

18 Apr 2006
The Rookery, Creech St Michael, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3 5NZ
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Coalharbour, Creech St Michael, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3 5NZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


6/84 Coalharbour


Shown on OS map as The Rookery. House. C16, altered early and late C17, and mid C19. Roughcast over rubble, quoin strips, raking buttresses to end bays, plain clay tile roof, brick stack gable ends. Plan: 2 cell with entry now though coeval room at rear. 2 storeys, 3 bays; C19 fenestration, central inserted doorway, not used. Interior: left heavily moulded plasterwork ceiling with bay leaf centre piece containing the sacrifice of Isaac, plasterwork over mantel with initials RMB, thought to stand for Richard and Mary Bobbett, dated 1679 with coat of arms identified as that of the Merchant Adventurer's Company. The bedroom above contains plasterwork cornice, overfiantle of 3 arcades with flower vases and 4-panel compartment ceiling decorated with cartouches and fleur-de-lys. Ground floor right moulded 4 panel compartment chamfered lintel to gable end fireplace, fire back also depicting the sacrifice of Isaac, turned newel dog leg stair and raised and fielded panelling to first floor, probably reset. There is 2-light ovolo moulded stair window to right gable end. A remarkable collection of decorative features behind a modest facade. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, February 1977).

Listing NGR: ST2889625332


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1571 IOE Records taken by Michael Perry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Michael Perry. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Perry, Michael

Rights Holder: Perry, Michael


Clay, Roughcast, Rubble, Tile, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling