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Description: Gaddesden Place Stables and Attached Walls of 2 Enclosures on South
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157850
OS Grid Reference: TL0415011155
OS Grid Coordinates: 504150, 211155
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7894, -0.4914
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GREAT GADDESDEN BRIDENS CAMP
TL 01 SW
Gaddesden Place Stables
- and attached walls of
2 enclosures on south
Stables with attached walled enclosures, now a riding school. C18,
probably 1768 by James Wyatt to whom is attributed Gaddesden Place
(q.v.). Plum red brick with scattered black headers and fine red
dressings. Low pitched hipped slate roofs. A symmetrical 3-sided
courtyard of single-storey buildings open to the N and with 2 2-storeys
square corner blocks rising a little higher than the rest at the
junctions of the sides, with pyramidal roofs. Blind arcading with 11
bays S range, 6-bays E range and 2-bays in corresponding W range, with
thermal windows recessed under semi-circular arches above a band linking
the impost blocks. Stable doors in alternate bays on E, in central and
end bays on S. Coachhouse with 2 pairs of double doors under billet
moulded beam occupies N part of W wing. All brickwork facing courtyard
in header bond with dentilled eaves band and chamfered plinth. Stables
equipped and in use, with finer stalls in W part of S range. Inner
enclosure has 5m high red brick walls in Flemish-bond with corbelled
brick capping and pilaster buttresses externally and clasping corners.
Outer enclosure has 3m high red brick walls with special coping bricks
and external pilaster buttresses dieing into wall at 1.5m. Taller with
external offset and round arched gateway on N beside lane to E of
Listing NGR: TL0415011155
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Source: English Heritage
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