Monument record RGH 019 - Rougham Hall (1783); Rougham Old Hall (1837)

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Rougham Hall shown with tree lined avenue to church (RGH 003) on Hodskinsons 1783 map (S1).


Grid reference Centred TL 9115 6335 (116m by 762m)
Map sheet TL96SW


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Full Description

Rougham Hall shown with tree lined avenue to church (RGH 003) on Hodskinsons 1783 map (S1).
Marked as Rougham Old Hall (Rougham `New' Hall to N - RGH 020) within ? emparked area on OS 1st edition of 1837 (S2). Marked as `Rougham Hall (remains of)' on OS 1958 map (S3). Now in area marked `nursery' presumably original buildings mostly demolished, avenue still survives as path, partly tree lined (S4).
Alleged to have been erected early in C16 by Sir Jeffrey Burwell (S5) but Sir Jeffery Burwell lived in the mid C17 and at Rougham Place (see RGH 007) not here (S6). Purchased and pulled down by Rev Morton Shaw in early C19. In 1950 no remains visible above ground, except for a few stones of the old wall at TL 9116 6335. `During some excavations being carried out near the kitchen garden of the present hall' (? not RGH 020, probably present buildings on `Old Hall' site), `the cellars and an old icehouse were unearthed, which were part of the old hall' (S5).
Rougham Hall was formerly part of the estate of the Drury Family (as was Rougham Place) and was `lately the seat of John Cooke Esq' and `now' vested in (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S7).
See details in Lost Country Houses of Suffolk by WM Roberts.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): Hodskinson J, The County of Suffolk 1783, Suff Rec Soc reprint, 15, 1972, map 8.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 1 inch map, 1st edition 1837.
  • <S3> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 map, TL 96 SW, 1958.
  • <S4> (No record type): OS, 1:10000 map, TL 96 SW, 1978.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96SW2 quoting Vincent Redstone.
  • <S6> (No record type): Visitation of Suffolk 1664.
  • <S7> (No record type): Kirby, J.. Kirby J , Suffolk Traveller, 2nd ed, 1764, 226.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: Roberts, W.M.. 2010. Lost Country Houses Of Suffolk.

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2016 3:02PM

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