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Description: Stables, Coach Houses and Service Buildings to North and East of Courtyard at Ripley Castle with Sou
Date Listed: 18 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331606
OS Grid Reference: SE2827260595
OS Grid Coordinates: 428272, 460595
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0406, -1.5698
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RIPLEY RIPLEY PARK
8/100 Stables, coach-houses and
service buildings to
north and east of
courtyard at Ripley
Castle with south wall to
Stables, coach-houses and service buildings, now storerooms and shops.
Begun 1786 by William Belwood for Sir John Ingilby. Coursed squared
gritstone, grey slate roof. The north range linked to the north-east
service wing of the castle is a long 2-storey, 15-bay block, the end bays
and central canted 3 bays forming squat crenellated towers. The east range
has a central gateway flanked by 2-storey square towers which are linked by
lower 2-storey, 5-bay ranges to 2-storey end towers. In Gothick style.
North range: the central 3 bays project and each has paired 6-panel board
doors with cast-iron openwork panels in a 4-centred arch with projecting
surround, the central doors surmounted by an ogee panel and shield. All the
windows have shallow pointed Gothick arches; the central. window, first
floor, is of 4 lights and is flanked by 3-light windows all with interlaced
glazing bars and square hoodmoulds surmounted by cruciform recesses.
Projecting first-floor band carried at first-floor level of both north and
east ranges. Hipped roof, crenellated stack left. Flanking ranges have Y-
tracery windows to ground and first floors, several blind. The left range
has a 6-panel pointed arched door to bay 4 and a blind recess to bay 6. A
similar door to bay 2 of the right range; the ground-floor windows have
ventilators in the lower half. Wooden gutter brackets. The outer towers
have a door and window in the same style to ground floor and a 4-light
intersecting tracery window with hoodmould above,plus 2 cruciform recesses
below the eaves. Rear: the central block is of 3 storeys; a 6-panel door to
left and 2 garage doors centre and right; 4 blind windows to first and
second floors, the upper row with segmental arches. The flanking ranges
have a board door left, a blocked door right and 12- and 16-pane sashes.
The 2-bay tower attached to the castle has no crenellation on the rear face;
the walling is a continuation of the rear wall of the castle (qv).
Projecting eaves bands, stone gutter brackets. The structure unstable at
time of resurvey; interior not inspected. East range, from courtyard: the
central double gates are under a pointed arch with crenellated parapet.
Ground floor with pointed openings, 2 to each tower, of which one is blind.
Left tower with Y-tracery window to other opening and right tower with
inserted glazed door. Left linking range with alternating blind and
traceried openings. All first-floor windows blind, painted with Y-tracery.
Tower windows larger and with hoodmoulds. Central towers with clockfaces
below crenellated parapets. Rear: the towers are linked by lean-to cart-
sheds, now shops, left, and botheys or byres, now cafe and shops to right.
The south tower contains an inserted cast-iron header tank supported on
internal buttresses. Linking wall from south tower to gatehouse (qv):
approximately 3 metres high and crenellated. A short length from the tower
eastwards is similar. Although they were begun in 1786 the southern half of
the eastern range is not shown on an estate plan of 1807. J Low, 'William
Belwood, Architect and Surveyor', Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 56,
1984, p 151.
Listing NGR: SE2826460590
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