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Description: MacHell House Racing Stables
Date Listed: 26 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275700
OS Grid Reference: TL6489963332
OS Grid Coordinates: 564899, 263332
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2435, 0.4138
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TL 6463 NEWMARKET OLD STATION
(including EXNING) ROAD
7/141 Machell House
Racing stables. 1884 on tablet, possible earlier core. 3 ranges
around a court; the centre range of 2 storeys, the flanking
ranges of 1 storey. The centre range has a prominent central
gatehouse with 7 stables on each side, the flanking ranges each
have 10 stables with a 2-storey groom's house at the end. Red
brick, the centre range having flat pilasters between each stable
unit, dentil string course and set back at 1st floor. Above each
1st floor window a gablet with, alternately, straight and curved
parapets. Slated roofs with pierced cresting tiles and wooden
ventilators with pyramid roofs over each stable. Mainly casement
windows with flat arches. Stable doorways with moulded segmental
arched heads and fanlights with small panes; framed and boarded
doors. The gatehouse is in finely gauged brickwork, richly
moulded and in the C16 Flemish manner; 2 tiers of 4 pilasters
with a deep cornice between and above, a scrolled parapet gable
with a pediment at the head, diaperwork terracotta panels, carved
foliage in the spandrels, a clock in a sunk roundel. At 1st
floor level a framed rectangular plaque bearing a horse head in
relief, the date 1884 and the monogram of Charlie Wood, the
owner. The doorway has an elliptical arched head and pair of
framed and boarded partly-glazed doors; flanking arched windows
between pilasters. The stables may be those built on this site
for jockey James Robinson in 1850, with the gatehouse added and
possibly other alterations made 1884.
Listing NGR: TL6486563356
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Source: English Heritage
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