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High Stables, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: High Stables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 331047

OS Grid Reference: SE2780070014
OS Grid Coordinates: 427800, 470014
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1252, -1.5761

Location: Royal, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DY

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Listing Text

High Stables (formerly
5/43 listed as Studley Royal
and 8/43 House (part occupied))


Stable range, now house. 1728-32. By John Simpson and Robert Doe probably
to designs by Colen Campbell and Roger Morris for John Aislabie. Ashlar,
stone slate roof. 4 ranges of 1 and 2 storeys around a square courtyard
with corner towers. Alternately rusticated quoins to ground floor. East
front: 7-bay arcade flanked by 2-storey towers in Palladian style.
Rusticated piers, round arches with keystones. Moulded cornice, shallow
parapet and ball finials. Each flanking tower has sash with glazing bars in
architrave with consoles and pediment; 6-pane sash above in eared and
shouldered architrave. Arcade cornice continued as a first-floor band;
moulded eaves cornice; shallow blocking course; pyramidal roof; copper ball
finial with weather vane. Corniced stacks to left and right. Cupola with
shallow pointed roof and ball finial to centre of rear (west) range. Large
stone cistern in centre of courtyard. Interior not inspected at resurvey,
but contains fine mid-C18 fireplaces salvaged from Studley Royal House. The
'black and white' room contains the marble flooring from the altar area of
the estate chapel and the 'red room' was later the chapel and subsequently
the trophy room (W T C Walker, personal communication). Colen Campbell's
work in Yorkshire includes his design for Newby Park, Baldersby (1720-21)
for Sir William Robinson, Aislabie's brother-in-law. Aislabie returned to
Studley after his disgrace as Chancellor of the Exchequer following the
South Sea Bubble Crisis of 1720. High Stables was built as the racing
stable block to Studley Royal House although the north and south ranges were
converted to service use soon after construction. In 1946 the house was
burnt down and High Stables became the principal residence.

Listing NGR: SE2780070007

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Source: English Heritage

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