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Stable Block Approximately 10 Metres to North East of Service Range to Halston Hall Including Attach, Whittington

Description: Stable Block Approximately 10 Metres to North East of Service Range to Halston Hall Including Attach

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 255841

OS Grid Reference: SJ3400331659
OS Grid Coordinates: 334003, 331659
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8783, -2.9821

Location: Whittington, Shropshire SY11 4NS

Locality: Whittington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY11 4NS

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Listing Text

SJ 3231-3331
and SJ 33 SW
11/125 and 5/125 Stable block approx. 10m
to north-east of service
range to Halston Hall in-
cluding attached gate piers
and west range of farm-
buildings to east
Stable block and attached gate piers. Stables. Mid-C18 to mid-C19 with
later additions and alterations. Yellowish red brick to mid-C18 part (west
range); red brick to other ranges; slate roofs, graded to east and west
ranges which are hipped to south with pedimented gable to north end on west.
Square plan around central paved courtyard with east range also forming
west range of farmyard to east. 2 levels. C18 range has 7 leaded casements
directly below eaves and 7 segmental-headed mullioned and transomed windows
with leaded lights to ground floor (left blind). Segmental-headed boarded
doors with rectangular barred overlights to left and immediately to right
of centre; narrow round-headed arch to left of centre leads through to stable
yard. Small red brick ridge stack to centre and larger one to right; lead-
capped cupola with bell and weathervane to left of left stack and pyramidal-
capped wooden louvre to right of right stack. Dentilled eaves cornice
continued around pediment of north gable end, which has blind roundel to
centre. Wide round-headed arch below with continuous stone impost band
and glazing bars painted in imitation to tympanum [mostly flaked off at
time of resurvey (June 1986)]. Segmental-headed 3-light mullioned and
transomed window with leaded lights below. Gabled dormers with leaded
casements in roof slope to rear. North range: probably mid-C19. North
wall blind except for vehicle arch with alternating angle quoins, cambered brick
head and pitted keystone. Side facing stable yard has 2 segmental-headed
fixed light windows flanking segmental-headed doorway on first floor and
3 segmental-headed centre-hung casements, one to left and 2 to right of
segmental-headed stable door, on ground floor to left of vehicle arch.
Clock directly above with louvred lantern to ridge to right. South range:
former coach house partly converted to garages in early C20 has 2 cast-
iron columns supporting moulded wooden entablature to front. Lower C19
extension to east side of west range has 3 segmental-headed centre-hung
casements to east side with coped eaves parapet and verges. East range:
also forms west range of farmyard to east. Probably late C18. Plain
front to stable yard. Farmyard side has 9 scattered eaves hatches below
dentilled cornice. Ground floor has 3 wide elliptical arches to centre
and 3 segmental-headed arches to left (far left mutilated) with double doors.
4 doorways with stepped segmental heads to right, second from left leading
through to stable yard and with similar segmental-headed window between
3 to left and one to right. Gate piers: attached to west side of west
range, forming entrance to yard between stables and Halston Hall (q.v.)
and linked to left flanking wall of house (also q.v. under Halston Hall).
Probably late C18. Sandstone ashlar with moulded plinths and capping surmounted
by ball finials. Interior of stable block. C19 cast-iron grates to fireplaces
in first-floor rooms of west range. North and south ranges and C19 addition
to west range have C19 loose boxes with cast-iron grilles and hay racks.
King-post roof in 7 bays to north range and in 9 bays with cambered tie
beams to east range, which also has timber framed cross wall with square
panels and vertical posts plus lighter horizontal members. Included for
group value. Farmbuildings to east, apart from those forming east range
of stable block, are not included in this list.

Listing NGR: SJ3400331659

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Source: English Heritage

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