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Description: The Stables
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 106304
OS Grid Reference: SY7595094461
OS Grid Coordinates: 375950, 94461
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7493, -2.3422
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SY 7594 WALPOLE COURT
14/116 Nos 1 to 8
Former stables, coach house, and cottages to ilsington House (qv) now
converted to 8 residential units. Dated 1868, converted c1984. Brick
walls, with some stone dressings, slate roofs, part hipped part gabled.
Part single storey, part one storey and attics part 2 storeys. Buildings
grouped round 3 sides of courtyard, open to south. Nos 1 and 2 form the
east range. Mainly single storey, 2 ledged doors, and 6 sashes with glazing
bars under gauged arches. At south end of No. 1, a 2-storey block, with
hipped roof. Plain casements on each floor. No. 3 the north range, the
original coach house. Replanned on 2 floors. Hipped roof. Central
projecting gabled bay. 3 large elliptical arched openings, now filled with
glazing in timber frames. In centre bay, above opening, a sundial and
bull's eye window. Nos 4 and 5 form the west range. 2 storeys. Central
projecting gabled bay, with sack hoist. 2 battened doors (one in the bay)
with fanlights, under gauged arches. 5 sashes with glazing bars on ground
floor, and 6 on first floor. Nos. 6 and 7, original cottages, at south end
of Nos. 4 and 5. Facing the courtyard, a gabled projecting wing. Battened
door with fanlight in stone shouldered arched opening. Also in this wing,
ground and first floors each have a stone mullioned window with cast iron
glazing, under hoodmould. Right of gable a similar single light window on
each floor. On south elevation, a ledged door, with fanlight, in stone
shouldered arched opening, with slight projection. At right end a
projecting gabled wing, with date plaque, 18b8. In gable, ground floor has
a 3-light stone mullioned winnow, as described above. Similar 2-light
window on first floor. Left of the wing, on ground floor, one 2-light and
one 3-light similar window. On first floor, one single light and two
2-light similar windows. 2 brick stacks on ridge, with plinths and
oversailing caps. No. 8, west of Nos. 4 and 5, has, facing west, a
projecting bell turret containing, on ground floor, a ledged door with
fanlight in stone shouldered arched opening. Stone offset above door, and
second date plaque. The turret, rising above eaves, has a lead spire,
square on plan. Bell-cote below this with stone traceried sides. In the
main range, ground floor has two 2-light and one single-lignt stone
mullioned window as described above. Similar windows on first floor,
without hoodmoulds. One brick stack on ridge. A good conversion.
Listing NGR: SY7595494434
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