Description: Stables, Dunster Castle
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 264650
OS Grid Reference: SS9912943562
OS Grid Coordinates: 299129, 143562
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1824, -3.4446
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5366 DUNSTER CASTLE HILL
The Stables, Dunster Castle
(formerly listed as Stables at
Dunster Castle including No 5
SS 9843-9943 4/19 22.5.69
Circa 1660. Red sandstone, hipped slate roofs. Two storeys, L-shaped plan. Front
stone chimney stack set between row of seven hipped roofed dormer windows. Six
wooden mullion and transom windows with leaded casement lights. Slated hood on
wooden brackets to doorway at left hand end. Stone mounting block. Return wing with
two hipped roofed dormer windows and a central plain doorway breaking eaves line,
hipped roof. Central wide doorway to ground floor, square headed moulded frame,
plain boarded door. Doorway flanked by single mullion and transom windows with
leaded casements. Two casement windows with leaded lights to west gable and stair-
case turret in return angle of building with modern staircase.
Interior: front section has nine horse stalls with partitions, heel posts with acorn
decorations. Return wing separated into two stables by cross wall, east end has
eight open stalls with ornamental heel posts with partitions. All horse stalls
appear late 17th or early 18th century and are important examples of their type.
Listing NGR: SS9913243561
Source: English Heritage
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