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Description: Stable Block 200 Metres North of Chesters
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 239985
OS Grid Reference: NY9086570484
OS Grid Coordinates: 390865, 570484
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0288, -2.1444
14/226 Stable block 200
15.4.69 metres north of
listed as Stables at
Stables, 1891 by Norman Shaw. Tooled snecked stone with ashlar dressings; red
tile roofs, with lead-domed wooden cupola on gatehouse. Ranges around square
yard with central gatehouse on south and open passage at north end of west
range to smaller walled yard with coach house to south-west. Modified Baroque
2 storeys, 9 bays, symmetrical. Gatehouse front, partly obscured with creeper,
has 4 wide rusticated pilasters with attached rusticated columns, at ends and
framing rusticated central 3-centred-arched entrance. 10-panel door in similar
surround on right. End pilasters terminate in shaped finials. Taller pedimented
centre is flanked by large swept brackets, and has end pilasters with carved
ornament, and two 2-light leaded windows. Ornate cupola on ridge has open
balustrade above clock, and swept dome with tall finial. Flanking 3-bay sections
have plinth, string broken forward over paired slit windows and moulded cornice.
Taller end bays have end pilasters, strings above and below triplets of 4-pane
windows (2 blind on right), cornice and shaped gables with keyed oeil-de-boeuf
windows with latticed glazing under small pediments.
Ranges around courtyard each single-storeyed except for projecting gabled 3-bay
centrepiece; those at sides have loggias with keyed round arches and three 4-pane
windows above; that at rear has ogee-headed doorway flanked by 4-pane casements.
Boarded pitching door flanked by slit vents and 4-light window in gable.
Single-storey parts have ogee-headed doorways, 4- and 6-pane windows, and round-
arched carriage entrances in north part of east range. Walled yard has south
gateway with banded rusticated piers; gabled coachhouse to left with boarded
doors under elliptical arch with slit above.
Listing NGR: NY9086570484
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