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The Stables, 300 Metres West-South-West of Sherborne Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castleton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9454 / 50°56'43"N

Longitude: -2.5048 / 2°30'17"W

OS Eastings: 364630

OS Northings: 116341

OS Grid: ST646163

Mapcode National: GBR MV.NP7H

Mapcode Global: FRA 56NL.S16

Entry Name: The Stables, 300 Metres West-South-West of Sherborne Castle

Listing Date: 7 November 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105575

Location: Castleton, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Castleton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

CASTLETON
ST 6416
SHERBORNE PARK
12/32
The Stables, 300 metres
7.11.51 west-south-west of
Sherborne Castle

GV II*
Stables. Dated 1759 (north range, and 15 metres return of the side ranges).
Side ranges extended to south in early C19. Walls to courtyard are of Ham
Hill ashlar, the others are of coursed stone with ashlar quoins. Slate roofs.
The stone stacks on west range. 3 stone stacks on east range. Buildings round
3 sides of a square, fourth being bounded by dwarf walls with wrought-iron
railings and a central gateway with wrought iron piers crowned with ostriches.
Two storeys. 9 bays on north; east and west sides (as when extended). North
range: window-door-window-window-door-window-window-door-window. Two light
stone mullioned-and-transomed windows with cornice-labels to the ground floor.
Two-light stone-mullioned windows to the first floor. Original leaded lights.
Central doorway has a moulded architrave, containing two stone-mullioned lights
over the door, and pedimented over. C19 recess-panelled doors. Other doorways
of similar design, without the pediment. Clock over central doorway.
Continuous arcading carried over the openings in the side range. End gables to
south have 2-light mullion-and-transom window, pedimented, with a 2-light
mullion window over, and a roundel in the gable. Interior: original staircase
with continuous string, turned balusters and moulded handrail. The stable
fittings have cast-iron columns supporting semi-circular arcading with roundels
in the soffits containing ostriches.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.69(5)).


Listing NGR: ST6463016341

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