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Stable Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Over Stowey, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1322 / 51°7'55"N

Longitude: -3.1643 / 3°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 318629

OS Northings: 137631

OS Grid: ST186376

Mapcode National: GBR LY.8XX3

Mapcode Global: VH6GZ.3SJY

Entry Name: Stable Block

Listing Date: 15 September 1977

Last Amended: 9 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269390

Location: Over Stowey, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Over Stowey

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text



1/128 Stable block
(previously listed as Stable
Block to Quantock School)

Stable block. Circa 1857 by Henry Clutton for Henry Labouchere, the 1st (and only) Lord Taunton. Snecked local stone,
freestone dressings, triple Roman tile roofs with banding, coped verges, ashlar stacks. L-plan (formerly part of a
quadrangle, the remainder of which has been demolished); incorporates coach house, coachmans house, stables and
ornamental dovecote, Tudor-Gothic. Salient feature the dovecote, a tapering tile hung cylinder emerging from a 2-storey
cross gabled tower at north east corner, blind triangular openings overall an open wooden arcade, conical roof with a
weathervane. Remainder of single storey and attic; east front with 3 segmental carriage openings, plank doors,
chamfered piers; open loggia on 8 stone piers, giving onto stables with brick fronting. To south coachmans house, stone
mullioned windows, elaborate porch on stone pillars. C20 door. The whole ensemble is in a poor state of repair at time
of survey (January l985); some non-conforming C20 alterations, particularly the insertion of windows. Dovecote shows
the influence of William Burges with whom Clutton won first place in the Lille Cathedral Competition in 1856.

Listing NGR: ST1878237507

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