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Description: Stables and Former Coach House Range at Capel Manor
Date Listed: 26 January 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 200828
OS Grid Reference: TQ3442599744
OS Grid Coordinates: 534425, 199744
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6804, -0.0571
The following building shall be added to the list:
BULLS MOOR LANE
TQ 3499 Stables and former Coach-
1/301 house range at Capel Manor
Stable and Coach-house, coach-house now cafeteria. Late C19; C20 alterations.
Red brick in Flemish bond; plain tile roof. U-shaped plan, right wing shorter.
One and 2 storeys. Left wing, of 2 storeys, has former Coach-house to ground
and accommodation over. Right wing and right part of spine range comprise
single-storey stable. At junction of stable and coach-house is open-fronted
covered area surmounted by clock tower. Lean-to shelter-shed against rear.
Board doors; small-pane wooden windows with projecting sills; moulded brick
eaves; brick corbels to kneelers ; stone coping to raised of verges of gables.
Coach-house wing on right side has continuious range of 5 double doors,
with 2 horned 12-pane sashes to 1st floor ; 2 lateral stacks to left side.
Spine range: on left, at back of open-fronted section, a door and 16-pane
pivoting window; at front, a wooden arch, and wood bracket supporting over-
sailing eaves. Clock, tower is square on plan with a small-pane window at
base, and to each side a clock face, moulded string below tripled louvred
openings and moulded cornice pyramidal roof with 1954 weathervane. Stable
:2 large 24-pane top-hinged windows to spine range and 1 to wing gable
; stable door in left side of wing, and at left end of spine-range part
; 2 circular metal ridge rents with conical caps (1 cap removed). Lean-
to stables against right return not of special interest. Rear: 4-bay open-
fronted lean-to shelter-shed on left has wooden posts arch-braced to eaves
plate, and replacement cornigated-sheet roof. On right, end of coach-house
wing has various windows, and iron stair up to 1st-floor board door which
has 2-light 8-pane, overlight and bracketed pent canopy with hoist beam
; the roof is half-hipped, the gablet having wooden louvering and knob finial.
Left return coach-house wing): 2 late C20 windows to ground floor in-keeping
and 2 to 1st floor at centre; louvred gablet as before. Interior of stables:
4 stalls along spine range, 3 boxes to wing, with gallery in angle having
wooden balustrade and door in rear wall. High quality original fittings
remain, including: grooved non-slip concrete and yellow-brick floors with
covered drains; wooden mainscoting; glazed green octagonal and yellow tiles
to walls; mahogony partitions with wary iron balustrades at top, and iron
end columns with brass finials; iron water troughs (with plugs), hay-racks
with dust filtration base-plates, and name plagues. Brackets for gas lamps;
one surviving saddle peg. Ceiling underdrawn. The stables fittings are
of exceptionally fine quality.
Listing NGR: TQ3442599744
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Source: English Heritage
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