Building record 0258200000 - ROOKERY FARM


Sixteenth to seventeenth century timber-framed farmhouse at Rookery Farm, with wall paintings and eighteenth century alterations.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (3)

  • FARMHOUSE (16th Century to 18th Century - 1500 AD to 1799 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (16th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD? to 1699 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)


Dimensions - Length 0017 m Width 0015
Grade II. House. Late C16-C17. Timber frame with diagonal braces and whitewashed brick infill to end bays and rear. Whitewashed rubble stone plinth. Front of centre bay rebuilt with whitewashed rubble stone to ground floor and brick above. Half-hipped old tile roof, 2 brick chimneys off-centre to right. 2 storeys, 3 bays. 3-light wooden casements with horizontal glazing bars, that to upper left C20. Lower right-hand windows have segmental heads, one with rendered voussoir. Flush panelled door between right-hand bays with Sun fire insurance plaque above. Rear has C20 casements and C18 2-storey extension of brick with tiled roof forming L-plan. Further C19 bay, now part garage attached to gable of extension. Interior: centre room on ground floor has moulded and stopped spine beam and section of painted frieze with floral motifs and shield with date of 1628. Spiral staircase. Upper left-hand rooms probably once open to roof. Ground floor has one original oak window with moulded jambs and central mullion and 2 diamond mullions. RCHM II p. 120 Mon 15 (B4).
Painted wall in the cellar or sub-cellar. Upper part of the wall is plastered and painted with arched panels filled with floral ornaments, possibly overpainted with a diamond motif. The room had previously been in use as a brewhouse (B5).

Sources (5)

  • <1>SBC12892 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 P120.
  • <2>SBC10378 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1958. OS 1958 1:10560 MAP. 1:10,560.
  • <3>SBC2178 Bibliographic reference: BULL MR E J & FARLEY M E,JAN 1974.
  • <4>SBC20017 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Bucks: Aylesbury Vale: Parishes of Dunton &C. p21, de-listed 17th August 1984.
  • <5>SBC13190 Article in serial: Francis W Reader. 1933. 'Tudor Mural Paintings in the Lesser Houses in Bucks', in Recs of Bucks Vol 12 pp368-398 & Plates I-XIV. Vol 12, No 7. pp393-5.


Grid reference SP 76510 25268 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish GRANBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13590)

Record last edited

Jul 22 2010 4:14PM

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