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Stables, Dunster Castle, Dunster

Description: Stables, Dunster Castle

Grade: II
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

Location: 7 Castle Hill, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6SQ

Locality: Dunster
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 6SQ

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Listing Text


The Stables, Dunster Castle
(formerly listed as Stables at
Dunster Castle including No 5
(Stable Cottage))
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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