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Description: Former Stable Block Adjoining Acton Reynald School to North East
Date Listed: 29 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260100
OS Grid Reference: SJ5349023276
OS Grid Coordinates: 353490, 323276
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8050, -2.6913
SJ 5223-5323 SHAWBURY C.P. ACTON REYNALD
17/105 Former stable block
- adjoining Acton
Reynald School to
Stable block, now schoolbuildings. Dated 1840, possibly by E. Haycock.
Tooled grey sandstone ashlar with slate roofs. Square courtyard plan.
Neo-Tudor style. One and 2 storeys. Chamfered plinth, moulded string
courses, parapet with moulded coping, and parapeted gables with moulded
copings and small globe finials. East front: 2:3:2 bays; chamfered
stone-mullioned windows with cast-iron lattice casements. Central gatehouse:
3 bays with central gabled break consisting of half-octagonal piers
topped by carved horses' heads flanking large continuously-moulded Tudor
archway with pair of large 4-panelled doors and with large carved Corbet
coat of arms above. Tall central octagonal wooden cupola with lead-
sheathed base, louvred round-arched openings with imposts, and ogee
lead dome with globe finial and weathervane. Gable ends with first-
floor stepped mullioned and transomed windows and small integral stone
stacks. Flanking low ranges with pairs of gables and stepped mullioned
and transomed windows. South range: 9 windows. 3 gables alternating
with large fleurs-de-lys on the parapet. The west end of the north range
is canted with a gable. Interior of courtyard: gatehouse with shield
dated: "ACV/1840". One storey west range, supported on cast iron columns
to front. Formerly open but now enclosed.
Listing NGR: SJ5349023276
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Source: English Heritage
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