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Stables to Batsford Park, Batsford Estate, Batsford

Description: Stables to Batsford Park, Batsford Estate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 128648

OS Grid Reference: SP1876133992
OS Grid Coordinates: 418761, 233992
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0041, -1.7281

Location: Batsford, Gloucestershire GL56 9QE

Locality: Batsford
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL56 9QE

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Listing Text

SP 13 SE
4/14 Stables to Batsford Park,
Batsford Estate
Stables. Dated 1878 on keystone of main entrance. By Sir Ernest
George for John Freeman-Mitford. Snecked, rock-faced limestone.
Concrete tile roof with limestone gable coping. Square plan with
central square courtyard. Almost symmetrical 2-storey facade.
2:2:1:2:2-windowed with principal gables projecting from facade far
right and left. Central bell/clock tower over rusticated round
arched entrance with decorative wrought iron gates. Rustication
extended left of tower around segmental headed door. Square
decorated wooden bell lantern with ogee curved pyramidal leaded
roof and weathervane with boar head decoration on roof of tower.
Elaborate shaped gable housing clock with finial at apex and eaves
parapet. 3-light, stone-mullioned casement below clock with
stilted arched heads to lights and geometric glazing, pilasters
with Tudor rose decoration to either side. Canted 4-light oriel
window below. Two 2-light stone-mullioned dormers from eaves to
either side of bell/clock tower with roundels inscribed FM
(Freeman-Mitford). Single bulls-eye windows with keystones and
decorated surrounds towards apex of principal gables. Single and
2-light, stone-mullioned casements with transoms to ground floor
and first floor. Canted 4-light bay window far left with
segmental headed single doorway right. 3 and 4 flue axial stacks
with moulded caps. Stack from left side of bell /clock also.
Courtyard within: 3 mock timber-framed gables supported on 2 round
columns opposite entrance. Highly decorated and unusually complete
example of its kind.

Listing NGR: SP1876133992

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Source: English Heritage

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