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Stable Block and Coach House Approximately 12 Metres to South West of Whitton Hall, Westbury

Description: Stable Block and Coach House Approximately 12 Metres to South West of Whitton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259039

OS Grid Reference: SJ3456309063
OS Grid Coordinates: 334563, 309063
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6753, -2.9692

Location: Westbury, Shropshire SY5 9RD

Locality: Westbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 9RD

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Listing Text

SJ 3404 WESTBURY C.P. WHITTON LANE (North-west side)

17/132 Stable block and coach house
- approximately 12 metres to
south-west of Whitton Hall


Stable block and coach house, now partly garaging. Circa 1756 re-
modelling of a C17 building; some C20 alterations. Red brick
incorporating timber framed core; plain tile roof. 5 bays. One
storey and attic. High plinth to north-west, toothed brick eaves
cornice, and parapeted gable ends; central octagonal wooden cupola
which has round-arched openings with impost blocks and keystones,
large square base, and ogee lead cap with wrought iron weathervane
[said to be inscribed "I.T., Esq., 1756" (probably the initials of
John Topp II)]. North-east front: 6 segmental-headed blind windows,
left-hand one is painted imitation; some inserted C20 wooden casements;
wooden forecourt gate post and gate attached to left; square posts
with chamfered corners and moulded tops; left-hand corner chamfered
up to attic level. Left-hand gable end: wooden 2-light attic case-
ment; pair of large boarded coach house doors with segmental head.
Stone mounting block attached to right. Rear has been partly re-
built in C20; boarded loft door to left; 2 pairs of large boarded
doors, left-hand C20 sliding and right-hand with depressed-arched head,
various small segmental-headed casements and boarded doors. Interior:
remains of C17 timber-framed building including framed wall between
first and second bays from north-west with part of a post and an angle
brace to north-east, and collar and cambered tie-beam roof with queen
struts and V-struts; truss between first and second bays from south-
east has honeycomb brickwork and was probably formerly an external
gable end; roof with pairs of staggered purlins. The gable end to
north-west has a straight joint to left and the south-west front has
a joint to right suggesting that the north-east and south-east
walls were rebuilt before the rest of the building. The framing
suggests that it was formerly a barn and the early C18 barn (q.v.) to
the west incorporates some reused timbers which might have come from
it. The stable block encloses the south-west side of the forecourt
to Whitton Hall (q.v.) and stands opposite the former service block
(q.v.). H.E. Forrest FLS, Some old Shropshire houses and their
owners (1924), p. 6.

Listing NGR: SJ3456309063

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Source: English Heritage

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