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Description: Stable Block Adjoining Kiddington Hall to North East
Date Listed: 13 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252507
OS Grid Reference: SP4120622882
OS Grid Coordinates: 441206, 222882
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9030, -1.4025
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KIDDINGTON WITH ASTERLEIGH KIDDINGTON
10/66 Stable block adjoining
Kiddington Hall to NE
Stable block, now partly flats. Circa 1850, by Charles Barry. Some late C20
alterations. Dressed limestone with ashlar dressings. Hipped slate roofs. Square
courtyard plan, with the south front forming one side of the entrance court to
Kiddington Hall (q.v.). One storey and loft. South front: 2:3:1:3:2 bays, with
projecting wings and centre. Tooled plinth, end pilaster strips to wings, loft
cill band (forming impost band to centre) and deeply overhanging eaves.
Ground-floor small-paned 2-light wooden casements with plain stone architraves
in right-hand wing and 4-panelled half-glazed door in left-hand wing; low
recessed 2-light loft windows beneath eaves with chamfered lower reveals.
Central break has round carriage archway with impost bands, moulded architrave
to arch with raised keystdne, pair of large 3-panelled gates, and gable above
with scalloped barge-boards and pendant finial. Central square wooden clock
tower above consisting of clocy to each face with panelled spandrels, moulded
cornice, and lead-covered concave pavilion roof with louvred round-arched
dormers on each face, moulded cornice and ogee lead cap with globe finial and
weathervane. Interior of courtyard: plinth, carried up as plain architraves
around boarded doors with rectangular overlights; small-paned 2-light casements
with plain architraves. Round entrance arch to south with impost blocks and
keystone. Square stacks to side ranges with moulded cornices (possibly rebuilt).
Rear range forms coach house, incorporating 4 pairs of large boarded doors with
strap hinges. Continuous overhanging eaves supported by pierced curved cast-iron
brackets on stone corbels; eaves arched over carriage entrance, with scalloped
barge board and flanking paired brackets. East front of stable block altered in
late C20 with inserted windows, inserted door with porch and loft windows raised
to form dormers. Inserted dormers to courtyard and to rear too. Interiors
largely altered to form flats but some stabling remains in south-west part of
front range, with 2 stalls, cast-iron posts with globe finials, and beaded
flush-panelled doors. The stables are of an unusually severe design for 1850.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p670)
Listing NGR: SP4120622882
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Source: English Heritage
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