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Palace House Stables and Trainers House

A Grade II Listed Building in Newmarket, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2435 / 52°14'36"N

Longitude: 0.4077 / 0°24'27"E

OS Eastings: 564480

OS Northings: 263320

OS Grid: TL644633

Mapcode National: GBR N9Y.7X4

Mapcode Global: VHJGJ.0WW0

Plus Code: 9F426CV5+93

Entry Name: Palace House Stables and Trainers House

Listing Date: 13 October 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431611

Location: Newmarket, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Newmarket

Built-Up Area: Newmarket

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Newmarket All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Palace House Stables and Trainers House


Racing stables and trainers house. Circa 1857-60 for Baron Meyer Rothschild,
extended in 1903. Western court and trainer's house is of buff-coloured brick
with red brick dressings, the south and west ranges of dressed stone and flint
with red brick dressings and plain tile roofs; the eastern court is of red brick
with terracotta dressings and slate roofs. Plan: Stable ranges around 2 almost
square courtyards; the west court with trainer's house on north side, and
eastern court added in 1903. The small detached ancillary stables and dung-pit
immediately east are probably of the 1903 period. Exterior: 2 storey trainers
house has almost symmetrical 3-bay front with plate glass sashes, tripartite on
ground floor and with central porch with Tuscan columns and entablature. Single
storey ranges around western court have stable doors with overlights and 4-pane
sashes. Two-storey range facing western court has external stone stairs to left
and carriageway through to eastern court which has single storey north range
with gable at centre with tablet dated 1903 and surmounted by ogee cupola; the
2-storey eastern range has gabled centre, half-hipped dormers and segmental
carriageway on right; the south side is enclosed by wall. At centre of eastern
court a terracotta fountain in form of obelisk with dolphins, set on pedestal
and in eastern court on ornate cast-iron lamp standard. Immediately east, 2
small detached stable ranges and circular brick-walled dung-pit. Interior:
Trainers house has staircase with stick balustrade. Stables have rib-lined and
tiled walls and stoneware troughs and mangers in corners. History: James I's
hunting seat was at Newmarket and later a Royal Palace was built by Charles I,
but destroyed during the Commonwealth. In 1661 Charles II bought Earl of
Thomond's house, nearby, enlarged it; the remains of this palace comprises the
lower 2 storeys of Palace House Mansion (q.v.) and Palace House Stables is
thought to be on the site of the Royal stables. The Baron disposed of the Royal
Palace in 1815 and in 1857 Baron Meyer Rothschild bought it, rebuilt what is now
Palace House Stables and in 1860 installed Joseph Hayhoe, the trainer, in the
trainer's house. Palace house was the seat of the English branch of the
Rothschild family and Edward VII reputedly often visited. In 1989 the trainer's
house was damaged by fire. Sources: H Colwin, Biog. Dict of British Architects;
History of the Kings Works V, pp 214-217. J P Hare, History of Newmarket and
Annals of the Turf II. R Longrigg 'History of Newmarket and Horse Racing'.
I Chapman - Plan of Town of Newmarket dated 1787.

Listing NGR: TL6448063320

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