Major Hayman Rooke 1723 - 1806

This collection of some of the work of Major Hayman Rooke was inspired by the C.B.A. Festival of Archaeology 2013.

It was the subject of a display in Mansfield Museum in July of that year and it included a showcase of artefacts held at the Museum.  The items displayed were related to the original research work of Major Rooke but not unearthed by him.

The visual display material used at the time and in this booklet, is derived from the pictorial Archive of

Hayman Rooke held at the Mansfield Woodhouse Library and the dissertation, also in their reference section, written by Pamela McInally in 2000 when she was studying for a degree in Archaeology at The University of Sheffield.

This booklet is compiled and edited by Robert Smith of the Sherwood Archaeological Society and is available from Mansfield Museum priced £3.

Comments about this page

  • Major Hayman Rooke was a fascinating Nottinghamshire character and I’d love to find out more about him. Enjoyed Emily Sloan’s brilliant and scholarly new book about him “The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke 1723-1806.” Does any one locally know who now privately owns the Major’s former Nottinghamshire home – Woodhouse Place in Mansfield Woodhouse, or how they might be contacted?

    By Linda Hardy (28/07/2021)
  • I am interested in reading and finding out more about Major Hayman Rook and also Woodhouse Place, that has sparked my interest and curiosity as I am living in his, and now my house, the awesome Woodhouse Place !

    By Hena brar (02/10/2019)

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