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Latitude: 52.4083 / 52°24'29"N
Longitude: -1.4301 / 1°25'48"W
OS Eastings: 438866
OS Northings: 279075
OS Grid: SP388790
Mapcode National: GBR HZM.ZP
Mapcode Global: VHBX0.5QBN
Entry Name: Menagerie Farmbuildings to North West of the Woodlands
Listing Date: 22 November 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1233663
English Heritage Legacy ID: 409225
Location: Combe Fields, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV3
Civil Parish: Combe Fields
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Binley St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
The following building shall be added:
COMBEFIELDS COMBE ABBEY
SP 37 NE
1641-/5/10018 Menagerie farmbuildings to
NW of The Woodlands
Menagerie farmbuildings. c1778. Built to serve the Menagerie
designed by Lancelot (Capability) Brown. Red brick with plain
tile roofs. Two 1-plan ranges linked by a gate.
The larger northern range has a 2 storey wing to the west,
with 4 segment- headed carriage arches, that to the right with
double plank doors. Beyond to the right a stable door flanked
by single 2-light glazing bar casements all with segment
heads. Above 3 tall 2-light glazing bar casements to the
eaves. Beyond to the right a slightly set back lower range
with a single stable door. This range continues at right
angles with a further stable door and becomes single storey
with two stable doors and a shuttered opening between. The
smaller southern range, single storey, with the 2 cart
entrances to the north range, and 2 bricked-up cart shed
entrances to the south range that to the left with a 3-light
glazing bar casement. Beyond a single plank door flanked by
single light glazing bar casements.
These buildings are extremely rare, they were built to store
food and bedding for the animals in the Menagerie, and they
also provided space for sheltered winter accommodation for
these exotic beasts.
Listing NGR: SP3886679075
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