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Stable Block, Laundry and Service Yard Wall Immediately East of Parkfield

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4407 / 50°26'26"N

Longitude: -3.5596 / 3°33'34"W

OS Eastings: 289351

OS Northings: 61251

OS Grid: SX893612

Mapcode National: GBR QT.RP2T

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FW.P28

Plus Code: 9C2RCCRR+75

Entry Name: Stable Block, Laundry and Service Yard Wall Immediately East of Parkfield

Listing Date: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208024

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383832

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Preston

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1947-1/4/60 (North side)
Stable block, laundry and service
yard wall immediately east of


Stable block, laundry and service yard wall. c1860s.
MATERIALS: Stable block and laundry cement-rendered and
blocked out; corrugated-asbestos roofs; stacks with rendered
shafts. Service yard wall stone rubble, stuccoed on the S side
where it faces onto the garden.
PLAN: The buildings front the service yard to W of Parkfield
(qv). The are both roofed on a N-S axis. Stable to the N
incorprates carriage house at S end and is linked to the
laundry by a later open-fronted lean-to between the 2
buildings. The wall completes the yard on the S side and
incorporates a round-headed doorway from the garden.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey stable with hipped roof. Plank doors to
carriage house at right end with two 16-pane sashes over. The
stable end, to the left, is symmetrical with a central doorway
flanked by 10-pane sashes with vertical glazing bars, loft
loading door over. Single-storey laundry with gable-ended roof
and 3-bay front. Recessed plank doors to left and right,
segmental-headed 16-pane sash to centre. Right return has
tripartite sash with segmental head.
INTERIOR: Stable preserves paved floor and some original loose
box partitions, one with a acorn finial, and timber feeding
troughs. Ladder stair to loft. To right of the stable a tack
room heated by a small range on the party wall with the
stable. Stick baluster stair leads to first floor over
carriage house. The first floor is plastered out and heated by
a range.
Laundry has plain interior with brick base for a copper and
retains some fittings including mangle and timber crib-like
troughs for washing.
Included for group value with Parkfield house which has
remarkably well-preserved service rooms, complete with
fixtures and fittings.
HISTORY: The asbestos sheeting on the roof is said to be a
very early use of this material (information from Borough
surveyor). The family who lived at Parkfield are said to have
been involved in the manufacture of asbestos sheeting.

Listing NGR: SX8935161251

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