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Description: Exercise Ring Within Belvoir Castle Stable Yard
Date Listed: 15 August 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 190000
OS Grid Reference: SK8220633872
OS Grid Coordinates: 482206, 333872
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8960, -0.7794
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SK 83 SW BELVOIR
15/191 Exercise Ring within
Belvoir Castle Stable
Exercise ring for horses. circa 1819. Brick, part rendered, with Collyweston
slate roof. Circular ring (3 metres/12 feet wide) enclosing central space
(diameter 6.5 metres/20 feet). The inner wall is solid brick; the outer wall is
timber framed with brick cladding below, and open timberwork above (post with 3
connecting rails). 2 doorways to ring from stable yard, the doors planked
below, with strap hinges; two doorways to inner circle. Roof: curved common
rafters and cambered collars to each pair. 20 horses could be exercised at a
time and the grooms felt no dizziness whilst riding. The Belvoir ring is
probably the earliest free-standing structure of its kind in England and it
occupies an important position in the history of hunting. It forms part of an
intact stable complex.
Listing NGR: SK8220633872
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Source: English Heritage
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