Description: Former Stable Block at Bawdsey Manor
Date Listed: 18 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 285380
OS Grid Reference: TM3360437967
OS Grid Coordinates: 633604, 237967
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9910, 1.4011
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BAWDSEY (Off) FERRY ROAD
TM 33 NW
18/3/84 Former stable block at
(formerly listed as
Gatehouse to Stables
Yard at Bawdsey Manor)
Former stable block, now administrative headquarters, despatch section,
barbers shop and stores for RAF Bawdsey. c. 1900. Red Flemish bond brick
with simulated timber framing and rendered infill with a plain tiled roof.
Two storeys with a 3-storey central gate tower. Entrance Front: near-
central gate tower with round arch and moulded surround. Above this are 3
single-light casements arranged in a triangular pattern with cambered
heads. Diagonal buttresses at right and left which die back via 2 offsets.
To the right hand upper corner is a square bartizan clock tower of timber
framing with circular clock face having Roman numerals and a decorative
upper panel beneath the ogee dome which supports an octagonal louvred
bellcote with spire. To left is a round brick bartizan turret with moulded
ashlar bracket and cap. Single-light cambered-headed casement to the gable
which has a projecting arched panel with ball finial on scroll brackets.
To right of this tower and recessed is a 2-storey range with a projecting
C20 single-storey porch, to either side of which are cross windows with
cambered heads. Above these to the first floor is a timber framed portion
with two 2-light casements and 2 gables above these with arched braces and
posts. To left of the gateway are, at right, a 2-light window with
cambered head and to left a 3-light similar window at ground floor level.
To left again is a porchway with arched brackets containing a cambered-
headed doorway at right and a single- light casement at left. Diagonal
buttress to left hand corner dying back by 2 offsets. Above this at first
floor level are a cross window at right with a timber-framed gable above
and to left of this a jettied timber framed portion with a canted oriel
window which has 4 central lights with semi-circular arched glazing bar
above the central lights and a figurehead keystone, and single lights to
the angles. Jettied gable above this with arched braces and central
kingpost and pebbledashed rendered infill. Two chimney-stacks to the ridge
at far right. Cluster of 4 flues at left with richly moulded flues of
rubbed brick or terracotta. Three similar flues at far left.
Listing NGR: TM3360437967
Source: English Heritage
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