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Stables, Dunster Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dunster, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1824 / 51°10'56"N

Longitude: -3.4446 / 3°26'40"W

OS Eastings: 299129

OS Northings: 143563

OS Grid: SS991435

Mapcode National: GBR LK.5Z1B

Mapcode Global: VH6GM.7JVY

Entry Name: Stables, Dunster Castle

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Last Amended: 4 August 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296307

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264650

Location: Dunster, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Dunster

Built-Up Area: Dunster

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

SS 9843-9943; 4/19

The Stables, Dunster Castle

(formerly listed as Stables at Dunster Castle including No 5 (Stable Cottage))




Circa 1660. Red sandstone, hipped slate roofs. Two storeys, L-shaped plan. Front
stone chimney stack set between row of seven hipped roofed dormer windows. Six
wooden mullion and transom windows with leaded casement lights. Slated hood on
wooden brackets to doorway at left hand end. Stone mounting block. Return wing with
two hipped roofed dormer windows and a central plain doorway breaking eaves line,
hipped roof. Central wide doorway to ground floor, square headed moulded frame,
plain boarded door. Doorway flanked by single mullion and transom windows with
leaded casements. Two casement windows with leaded lights to west gable and stair-
case turret in return angle of building with modern staircase.
Interior: front section has nine horse stalls with partitions, heel posts with acorn
decorations. Return wing separated into two stables by cross wall, east end has
eight open stalls with ornamental heel posts with partitions. All horse stalls
appear late 17th or early 18th century and are important examples of their type.

Listing NGR: SS9913243561

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

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