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Stables and Riding School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Calke, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8003 / 52°48'1"N

Longitude: -1.4573 / 1°27'26"W

OS Eastings: 436683

OS Northings: 322666

OS Grid: SK366226

Mapcode National: GBR 6GF.JC6

Mapcode Global: WHDHD.LW72

Entry Name: Stables and Riding School

Listing Date: 19 January 1967

Last Amended: 6 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82819

Location: Calke, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Calke

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ticknall St George

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 32 SE
19-1-67 Stables and Riding
School (formerly
listed as The Stable
Court Riding School)
Stables and riding school. 1712-16 by William Gilkes of Burton-
on-Trent, riding school probably mid-late C18. Red brick and
sandstone ashlar. Hipped Welsh slate roof and plain tile roof.
Stable block consists of four ranges around a courtyard. Two
storeys. Moulded stone plinth, chamfered quoins, moulded first
floor band linked to keyblocks of lower windows. Moulded
cornice and coped parapet. South elevation of 5-3-5 bays, the
centre three advanced and pedimented, with a clock face in the
pediment. Central rusticated segmental arch flanked by wooden
cross windows, with wedge brick lintels and keystones. Three
similar 2-light casements above. Matching symmetrical five bay
ranges on each side have a large central bolection moulded
doorway with moulded cornice and blind openings painted to
resemble paired doors with overlights. Flanked on each side by
two cross windows as to the centre part. Five 2-light windows
above as to the centre part. The centre part has an octagonal
cupola with 2-light blind windows and louvred openings above.
The weather vane is a replacement of 1750 by Robert Bakewell.
Four lead downpipes with a boar on the hopper treads. West
elevation of twelve bays with to the ground floor, cross windows
as on the main front, and doorways with plain surrounds and
wedge brick lintels with keyblocks, and mostly double doors with
triangular headed panels and rectangular overlights. 2-light
windows above as on the main front. West elevation of thirteen
bays with similar cross windows, and doorways with keyed moulded
surrounds, arranged symmetrically. Thirteen 2-light windows
above, the keyblocks linked to a second floor band as on the
east front. Similar lead downpipes. The rear elevation is much
plainer, with stone bands and segment headed openings. The
interior of the courtyard has plain first floor band and moulded
cornice, and segment headed doors and windows, otherwise similar
to the external elevations. Extruded bays in the angles on the
south side. The interior has late C18 stalls, and fireproof
construction of iron with brick vaults. In the east range the
brewhouse retains some of its machinery. Gabled riding school
attached to north west, it's south elevation partly engaged with
the stable block. Broad segmental arched entrance with impost
blocks and rusticated arch. Panelled doors. Pedimented gable.
The west elevation is of five broad bays divided by pilaster
strips. Each bay has a 3-light casement window under splayed
wedge brick lintel. The east elevation is blind and has
attached at the south end a later two storey gabled building,
with doorway and glazing bar sash under wedge brick lintel, and
a 2-light segment headed window above. Gabled bay to right with
doorway and circular pitching eye above. The north elevation
has a blind segmental arch and a Diocletian window above, all
set within a blind round arch.

Listing NGR: SK3668322666

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

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