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Carriage House Immediately to South of Kitchen Courtyard, Dunham Massey

Description: Carriage House Immediately to South of Kitchen Courtyard

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 212839

OS Grid Reference: SJ7344487349
OS Grid Coordinates: 373444, 387349
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3823, -2.4007

Location: Smithy Dr, Dunham Massey, Trafford WA14 4SJ

Locality: Dunham Massey
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: WA14 4SJ

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Listing Text


6/81 Carriage house
immediately to
south of kitchen
(formerly listed
as Stables at
5.3.59 Dunham Hall)

G.V. I

Carriage house incorporating stabling and storage, now
ticket office, toilets, storage and National Trust
interpretation centre. 1721 on clock turret. Flemish bond
brickwork, stone dressings and graduated stone slate roof.
7-bay range with 4-bay wings creating a symmetrical U-shaped
plan around a courtyard. All of 2 storeys. Carriage bays
and stabling on ground floor with storage and perhaps
domestic accommodation on the upper floor. Stone plinth. 3
carriage bays with segmental stone arches, keystones and
impost blocks on either side of a central 2-storey high
carriage-way which has giant pilasters, entablature and
pediment on the inner side and semi-circular archway on the
outside with impost blocks, stone voussoirs and pediment
over. 3 cross windows with stone mullions, transoms and
surrounds to each wing on the ground floor. Later stone
carriage bay to right wing and door to left wing. All first
floor windows are segmental headed sashes with moulded
architraves. One small eaves pediment to each wing and 1
oeil-de-boeuf to the end of each wing. The roof, which has
hips to the wings and coped gables with kneelers to the main
range is centrally surmounted by a large timber clock
turret, lead covered bell cupola and weather-vane. The
outer (west) elevation has 3 cross windows (as above), 2
rows of vents to the upper floor and 2 chimney stacks with
diagonally set shafts. A bread oven projects from the north
elevation. Interior: 1 stall remains in the south wing. The
first floor has been removed in the north wing. Pegged
king-post roof trusses.

Listing NGR: SJ7344487349

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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