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Stables to Bishop's Palace

A Grade I Listed Building in Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3978 / 52°23'52"N

Longitude: 0.2621 / 0°15'43"E

OS Eastings: 554003

OS Northings: 280161

OS Grid: TL540801

Mapcode National: GBR M6H.M2L

Mapcode Global: VHHJ6.HZDQ

Entry Name: Stables to Bishop's Palace

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Last Amended: 19 June 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48735

Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Ely

Built-Up Area: Ely

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Ely

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

1082 No 9
(Stables to Bishop's Palace)
(formerly listed as part of
Bishop's Palace, palace Green)

TL 5379 2/145
TL 5479 2/145
A C13 Carr stone rubble building with Barnack stone dressings. The north
front was remodelled in the Cl6 and faced in red brick. Originally used
as a range of stables with lofts and living quarters above, it is now
a single dwelling. 2 storeys, The south front has C13 narrow lancet
windows with arched heads on the lst storey and a loft doorway approached
by an external wood staircase. The ground storey has C20 casement windows
and garage accommodation. The north front of Cl6 red brick with stone
dressings was probably built in circa 1550 by Bishop Goodrich when he
built the west tower and wing to Bishopfs Palace. At the east end there
is a stone dressed crows stepped gable with a loft entrance doorway.
A number of blocked window openings survive, some with 4-centred arched
heads. At the east end there is the blocked upper part of a 4-centred
arched carriage way with squared hood mould and carved spandrels and
a square stone panel, carved, above. The carriage way originally opened
on to a stable yard on the south side where there is a corresponding
4-centred archway. Roof tiled.

Nos 2 to 8 (consec), No 9 (stables to the Bishop's Palace) form a group with
The Great Hall (Bishop's residence), The Queen's Hall (Headmaster's House),
Wall to the Garden of the Bishop's residence, Guest Quarters of the Monastery,
Walls to the Guest Quarters of the Monastery and Ely Porta, Prior's House
(Boarding House of the King's School) Prior Crauden's Chapel, Walls to the
garden of the Prior's House, Ely Porta, Barn and Storehouse of the Monastery
and wall to the Barn and Storehouse together with the Cathedral of the Holy
Trinity, Bishop's palace and the Wall to the Bishop's palace. The college.

Listing NGR: TL5400380161

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

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