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The Stable Block, Atcham

Description: The Stable Block

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259259

OS Grid Reference: SJ5481410037
OS Grid Coordinates: 354814, 310037
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6861, -2.6699

Location: Attingham, Atcham, Shropshire SY5 6QH

Locality: Atcham
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6QH

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Listing Text

SJ 51 SW and

3/33 and 5/33 The Stable Block (formerly
29.1.52 listed as Attingham Park


Stables, now offices and stores. Circa 1785, by George Steuart for the
first Lord Berwick. Red brick with grey Grinshill sandstone ashlar dressings,
and facing to south. Square courtyard plan with projecting pyramidal-roofed
corner pavilions. One storey and loft and 2 storeys. Glazing bar sashes
with gauged brick heads, some replaced by late C20 imitations. South front:
9 bays; 1:3:1:3:1 rhythm. Plinth; impost band to blind-arched arcading,
frieze, moulded cornice, and blocking course. Glazing bar sashes with
blind lunettes above. Each end pavilion with plinth, corner piers, first-
floor cill string, frieze, moulded cornice, and blocking course. Projecting
central pavilion with plinth, moulded impost band to central blocked round
carriage-arch, and flanking paired Tuscan pilasters supporting frieze,
moulded cornice, and interrupted balustraded parapet. Courtyard elevation
of 9 bays, 3:3:3 rhythm; central pavilion with blocked carriage arch and
inserted 6 flush-panelled door with radial fanlight. East front: end
pavilions with recessed blind round arches and glazing bar sashes with
radial lunettes above impost band. Central 7-bay entrance and coach house
block, 2:1:1:1:2 rhythm; frieze, moulded cornice, blocking course, and
hipped roof with 2 ridge stacks and 2 end stacks, central 3-bay projection
with blind round arches flanking central break which has round carriage
arch with blind tympanum and pair of gates, and triangular pediment above.
Courtyard elevation of 17 bays, 4:4:1:4:4 rhythm; central 9-bay block has
round-arched arcaded ground floor with pairs of panelled coach-house doors
and recessed blind tympana; central break has round carriage-arch with
blind tympanum, and triangular pediment above. West front: 15 bays,
1:6:1:6:1; plinth, impost band and moulded eaves cornice; blind round-
arched arcading. Central pavilion with plinth, stepped end-piers, moulded
string course, frieze, moulded cornice, and coped parapet with balustraded
centre; boarded door. Courtyard elevation of 9:1:9 bays; central projection
has pair of 3 flush-panelled doors with radial fanlight, flanking wide
pilaster strips, and triangular pediment. North range; courtyard front:
5:1:5 bays; centrepiece with plinth, moulded impost band, and paired
Tuscan pilasters supporting frieze and triangular pediment; central pair
of 3 flush-panelled doors with radial fanlight. Interior: north and west
ranges still retain C18 stalls and have flush-panelled dividers with ogee-
curved tops and end posts with banded urn-finials, boarded back wall with
arcaded mangers and name panels, brick floors and plaster ceilings with
dentil cornices. Some former blind windows including those in the south
front have been opened in the late C20. The stables were designed for 60
horses. H. Avary Tipping, Attingham, CL, Vol.XLIX (Feb. 5th 1921), p.163.

Listing NGR: SJ5481410037

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Source: English Heritage

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