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Stables, Riding School and Entrance Archway to Corsham Court Stables, Riding School and South Entra, Corsham

Description: Stables, Riding School and Entrance Archway to Corsham Court Stables, Riding School and South Entra

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315125

OS Grid Reference: ST8737770579
OS Grid Coordinates: 387377, 170579
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4341, -2.1830

Location: 6 Church Street, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0DB

Locality: Corsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 0DB

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Listing Text

ST 8770
5/100 Stables, Riding School and South
entrance arch

Two ranges flanking main drive, traditionally called stables and
riding school, said to be late C16 but more probably late C17, and
monumental gatepiers and archway between, c1700-20. The two ranges
are matching but 9-window to west, 5-window to east, rubble stone
with hipped stone-tiled roofs, 2-storey with coved eaves cornices
and recessed chamfered 2-light mullion-and-transom windows. North
sides, facing the house, were embellished by J. Nash 1797-8 with
buttresses between each bay, dripcourse over ground floor windows
(possibly original) and coped gablets with finials. East range has
central door in flush moulded surround and both ranges have similar
door in end wall to drive. South sides are plainer, 7-window to
west 4-window to east with hoodmoulds over lower windows and each
with door in tall surround with over light, probably early C19.
West range is 2-storey internally, east range open to roof. Coped
rubble stone walls enclose a yard each side, walls apparently
rebuilt or regularised in C20. Central entrance arch is ashlar,
Baroque-style flanked by 2 massive ashlar piers each encasing angle
of adjoining range and linked in at eaves level by small carved
scroll. Four alternate large and small bolection-moulded panels,
moulded cornices with pulvinated friezes and massive ball-finials
with acanthus cupping. Raised gatestops with moulded capitals and
acanthus finials appear above shoulder of central archway. Archway
is rusticated with large central arch flanked by pedestrian arched
gateways, rusticated piers to centre with moulded imposts and short
piers over carrying open segmental pediment. Side arches have
keystones, rusticated walling over, plain bands at impost level of
main arch and large carved scrolls above, abutting upper piers of
main arch. Spearhead iron gates.
(F.J. Ladd, Architects at Corsham Court, 1978 8,13,21-2 and 107).

Listing NGR: ST8735570584

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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