Description: Benacre Hall Stables
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
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BENACRE BENACRE PARK
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
Source: English Heritage
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