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Benacre Hall Stables, Benacre

Description: Benacre Hall Stables

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282034

OS Grid Reference: TM5043283874
OS Grid Coordinates: 650432, 283874
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3955, 1.6796

Location: Benacre, Suffolk NR34 7LJ

Locality: Benacre
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 7LJ

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Listing Text

TM 58 SW
4/5 Benacre Hall Stables

Stables and coach houses to Benacre Hall. 1763-4 by Matthew Brettingham. Red
brick; roof slated to main facade, and with black pantiles to the courtyard.
2 storeys. Arranged to form 3 sides of a quadrangle, the open side being to
the east. Symmetrical 7-bay entrance front, arranged 3:1:3, the central bay
set forward and pedimented, with a semi-circular arched carriage entrance.
The flanking bays have smaller blind arches on the ground floor, and there is
a brick band at springing level across the whole facade. At first floor level
there are small square sash windows with square-leaded panes. Brick dentil
eaves cornice. On the roof over the entrance is a square clock tower and a
bell turret on 8 slender columns, with ogee roof surmounted by a wind vane.
Inside the courtyard are various 6-panel doors, some with large 3-centre
arched fanlights with Y-tracery; some ground floor lunette windows; 6 3-centre
arched carriage entrances with original doors and a 7th in a later extension.
Leaded casement windows to first floor. The interior fittings are said to be
intact. A fine and remarkably unaltered example of C18 stabling.

Listing NGR: TM5043283874

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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