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Exercise Ring Within Belvoir Castle Stable Yard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Belvoir, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.896 / 52°53'45"N

Longitude: -0.7794 / 0°46'45"W

OS Eastings: 482206

OS Northings: 333872

OS Grid: SK822338

Mapcode National: GBR CNT.FR9

Mapcode Global: WHFJH.0G3P

Entry Name: Exercise Ring Within Belvoir Castle Stable Yard

Listing Date: 15 August 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190000

Location: Belvoir, Melton, Leicestershire, NG32

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

Civil Parish: Belvoir

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

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Listing Text


15/191 Exercise Ring within
Belvoir Castle Stable
15.8.79 Yard


Exercise ring for horses. circa 1819. Brick, part rendered, with Collyweston
slate roof. Circular ring (3 metres/12 feet wide) enclosing central space
(diameter 6.5 metres/20 feet). The inner wall is solid brick; the outer wall is
timber framed with brick cladding below, and open timberwork above (post with 3
connecting rails). 2 doorways to ring from stable yard, the doors planked
below, with strap hinges; two doorways to inner circle. Roof: curved common
rafters and cambered collars to each pair. 20 horses could be exercised at a
time and the grooms felt no dizziness whilst riding. The Belvoir ring is
probably the earliest free-standing structure of its kind in England and it
occupies an important position in the history of hunting. It forms part of an
intact stable complex.

Listing NGR: SK8220633872

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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