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Stables at Apley Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hadley & Leegomery, Telford and Wrekin

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7152 / 52°42'54"N

Longitude: -2.5123 / 2°30'44"W

OS Eastings: 365489

OS Northings: 313178

OS Grid: SJ654131

Mapcode National: GBR BV.226N

Mapcode Global: WH9D2.C0XT

Entry Name: Stables at Apley Castle

Listing Date: 8 April 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201614

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362121

Location: Hadley & Leegomery, Telford and Wrekin, TF1

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Hadley & Leegomery

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hadley Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 61 SE
28/256

HADLEY
APLEY
Apley Castle Lane
Stables at Apley Castle

18.6.59

GV II*

Late C18 stabling incorporating remains of early/mid C14 manor house extended
and remodelled in late C16/early C17. Squared and coursed sandstone with
ashlar dressings. Early/mid C14 house of U plan with central hall flanked
by service wing to left and solar wing with chapel to right; remodelled and
flanking wings extended to rear in late C16/early C17, truncated in late C18
when south range built across rear enclosing central courtyard and existing
late C16/early C17 extensions reduced in height. North elevation has early/mid
C14 chamfered pointed-arched doorway to left and late C16/early C17 inserted
square-headed window (blocked) to right of central hall range, flanked by
remains of slightly projecting former service wing to left and, to right,
projecting former chapel with blocked early/mid C14 chamfered pointed-arched
window (later turned into doorway) above blocked late C16/early C17 square-
headed doorway and former solar wing with late C16/early C17 chamfered stone-
mullioned 4-light window inserted above C14 one-light window (to former under-
croft). West elevation has 2-storey, 2-window range to medieval solar wing
with similar late C16/early C17 mullioned and transomed 3-light windows to
ground floor and smaller square-headed first-floor windows with chamfered
architraves; late C16/early C17 extension to right, reduced to one-storey,
3-window range, has similar 3 and 5-light windows flanking late C18 segmental-
arched doorway with late C18 three-light mullioned and transomed window to
right. East elevation, reduced to one-storey, has 4-window range with similar
2 and 3-light windows flanking central early C19 elliptical-arched entry.
South elevation, built in late C18, has 2:3:2 fenestration with slightly-
projecting outer bays and impost band linking semi-circular arched recesses.
Interior: former medieval open hall has two chamfered pointed-arched service
doors to east, the north door having unique bas-relief flagons as chamfer
stops and the south door (probably later) having quirk and tongue stops;
inserted late C16/early C17 square-headed fireplace with C14 splayed jamb
to west being remnant of dais window blocked by insertion of stack. Former
first-floor chapel has C14 one-light pointed-arched north window, with splayed
east jamb, turned into doorway; south wall has early/mid C14 ogee-headed piscina,
chamfered rere-arch to early/mid C14 two-light ogee-headed window set in
splayed recess with chamfered mullion and rebated architrave, and square-headed
doorway (probably late C16/early C17) inserted into C14 squint at west end;
west wall has blocked pointed-arched window adjoining blocked Caernarvon-arched
window which probably lit former spiral stair; blocked square-headed early/mid
C14 doorways to ground floor. Late C18 west wall of courtyard (rebuilt 1980s),
and 4 semi-circular arched coach-house doorways to north wall of courtyard,
on approximate line of south wall of medieval hall. Six-horse stable to south-
east with cast-iron finials and newels to early C19 stalls.
History: the early/mid C14 house was probably built soon after Alan de Charleton
was given licence to crenellate in 1327; the late C16/early C17 work was
carried out for Andrew Charlton and his son Francis; the building was converted
by the Charltons into stables in 1792-4 when their new country house at Apley
Castle (demolished) was built.


Listing NGR: SJ6548913178

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