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Former Stable Block to Rheda Mansion

A Grade II Listed Building in Arlecdon and Frizington, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5377 / 54°32'15"N

Longitude: -3.5093 / 3°30'33"W

OS Eastings: 302444

OS Northings: 516869

OS Grid: NY024168

Mapcode National: GBR 3HYZ.14

Mapcode Global: WH5Z9.265P

Entry Name: Former Stable Block to Rheda Mansion

Listing Date: 5 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76194

Location: Arlecdon and Frizington, Copeland, Cumbria, CA26

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Arlecdon and Frizington

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Frizington St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 01 NW

Former Stable Block to Rheda Mansion (Sometimes known as Rheda)

Former stable block with accommodation; it served Rheda but has itself at times been known as Rheda. Derelict at time of inspection (May 1989). 1887, built for Thomas Dixon, barrister and later (1903) High Sheriff of Cumberland. Snecked sandstone ashlar; slate gable-end roofs. Built in a Cumbrian Baronial-Revival style complete with pele tower. Courtyard plan, entrance range (with 'pele tower') to W, house and accommodation to S, stables and ancillary buildings to N, other service and storage blocks to E (partially ruinous). Entrance front: large gateway, with pedestrian gate to left, both under depressed moulded arches set into a short stretch of curtain wall between pele (to the left) and house (to right); pele stands well forward with small 2-light windows under flat arches; curved stair turret and corbelled projection at parapet level to frontwall, corner turret to rear overlooking entrance, all in a convincing C16 style. 2 gable ends to house, one projecting, the other set well back, with 2 and 3-light mullioned windows under flat arches. A small single storeyed range with 3-light window under a gable, to the left of the pele, makes the return to the varied and well managed N (stable) elevation; here are numerous roof lines, recessions and projections, corbelled kneelers and heavy coping, 1 and 2-light flat-headed windows, and a large ridge stack; S (house) elevation, also markedly asymmetrical, with 2 gables (with heavy coping and corbelled kneelers), are featuring a corbelled canted oriel; mullioned windows under flat arches. Courtyard: similar varied treatment of elevations; stable block with central wing, much corbelling, 2 and 3-light windows with transoms; doorways with depressed late-Gothic arches with overlight; planked doors with strap hinges. Inner elevation of S range includes a polygonal wing under hipped roof with a recessed drinking fountain. Here and elsewhere are some re-used C18 datestones. Internally; the stables retain their stalls with turned balusters and ball revels, planked partitions surmounted by iron grilles with ramped rail. Overall, a carefully designed, coherent and dramatic composition with good detailing: architect not known.

Listing NGR: NY0244416869

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