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Exercise Ring Within Belvoir Castle Stable Yard, Belvoir

Description: Exercise Ring Within Belvoir Castle Stable Yard

Grade: II*
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

Location: Belvoir, Leicestershire NG32 1PD

Locality: Belvoir
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: NG32 1PD

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Listing Text


15/191 Exercise Ring within
Belvoir Castle Stable
15.8.79 Yard


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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