Description: Stable Block at Rufford Abbey
Date Listed: 10 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 241930
OS Grid Reference: SK6452264750
OS Grid Coordinates: 464522, 364750
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1760, -1.0361
RUFFORD off OLD RUFFORD
SK 66 SW ROAD (east side)
6/80 Stable block at
1O. 7. 75
Stable block, now shops and craft centre. Late C17, altered and
reroofed late C19. Brick with ashlar dressings, hipped plain
tile roofs. Chamfered brick plinth, first floor band, eaves
band, moulded and dentillated brick eaves, ashlar quoins. Most
rainwater heads have beast masks. 2 ridge stacks. 2 storeys, 6
bays wide by 6 bays deep. 4 ranges around square courtyard.
Windows are paired glazing bar sashes with blocked chamfered
ashlar architraves and mullions. Courtyard archways have each a
pair of panelled doors. East front has central doorway with
elliptical headed chamfered blocked architrave, flanked to left
by 2 windows and beyond, blocked opening. To right, 3 windows.
Above, central cartouche and Arms, flanked by 3 windows. South
front has a single window at each end. Above, to left, 2
windows, and to their right, 2 C20 casements and another window.
West front has central arch flanked by 3 windows. Above,
cartouche and Arms, flanked by 3 windows. North side has central
blocked round headed archway with projecting quoins and
keystones. Flanked by 2 blocked windows and beyond, single
windows. Above, to left, 3 windows and to their right, 2
blocked openings and a single window. All north side windows
have rubbed brick relieving arches. Interior of courtyard has
to east, central arch flanked to left by chamfered doorway.
Above, central C17 mullioned leaded casement with hood mould.
South side has central chamfered doorway with elliptical head and
hood mould, flanked by 2 mullioned casements of various sizes.
Beyond, to right, door in chamfered surround, with hood mould.
Above, central C20 light with hood mould. Above again, gabled
louvred dormer and to right, louvred vent, both C19. West side
has central arch with, to left, C20 door and beyond, mullioned
casement. To right, casement flanked by single doors, all C20.
Above, central mullioned casement, and above again, 2 louvred
vents. North side has central round headed doorway with C20
door, flanked by glazing bar cross windows with rubbed brick
heads. Above, 5 C20 casements. Above again, louvred vent and
gabled louvred dormer. North range has oak span beams with ogee
stops. Softwood queen post truss roofs with strutted minor king
posts and double purlins.
Listing NGR: SK6452264750
Source: English Heritage
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