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Stables, Coach Houses, Motor House and Canopies, Stablehands Accommodation, Central Fountain, Front Walls and Two Sets of Gates and Gatepiers

A Grade II Listed Building in Wraxall and Failand, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4389 / 51°26'19"N

Longitude: -2.7084 / 2°42'30"W

OS Eastings: 350858

OS Northings: 171334

OS Grid: ST508713

Mapcode National: GBR JK.NRF6

Mapcode Global: VH88S.03J9

Entry Name: Stables, Coach Houses, Motor House and Canopies, Stablehands Accommodation, Central Fountain, Front Walls and Two Sets of Gates and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 16 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33590

Location: Wraxall and Failand, North Somerset, BS48

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Wraxall and Failand

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


Stables, coach houses, motor house and canopies, stablehand's accommodation, central fountain, front walls and two sets of gates and gatepiers


Stables, coach-houses, stable-hand's accommodation, central fountain, front walls and gatepiers. Dated 1888, possibly by Henry Woodyer. Coursed rubble with freestone dressings, some timber-framing; plain tiled roofs with coped raised verges on moulded kneelers.

The buildings enclose an outer and inner yard. Outer yard. Northeast range of single storey stables with a loft over in two hipped dormers: six two-light cross windows with four-centred heads and chamfered surrounds, under a continuous string course; central plank door with strap hinges, in a chamfered surround with a four-centred head; plank door on upper floor to left, single bay lean-to at right with a large four-centred archway. The southeast range of stable hands accommodation (now two cottages) has a central segmental headed archway, surmounted by a timber-framed gable which rests on corbels and has a four-light casement window; to the left is a two storey, two bay cottage, with the end bay projecting as a gabled wing, two and three-light casement windows (upper floor has a stone dormer), segmental-headed doorway; at the right a single-storey and attic cottage of three bays with single and two-light casement windows and a central projecting tower.

The south-west wing (formerly coach-houses now a house) is timber-framed on a rubble plinth and has an overhanging bracketted roof: single storey and attics in four gabled and barge-boarded dormers; outer double plank doors and inner single door; small upper windows.

The outer yard is enclosed on the north-west side by low rubble walls (segmental on plan) with an off-centre pain of large square ashlar piers surmounted by ironwork and a lantern. In the centre of the yard is a low ashlar wall enclosing a quatrefoil basin in the centre of which stands a fountain with a twisted column, foliate capital, sundial and finial. The Inner Yard has a north range as the outer yard but of seven bays with brick dormers and three-light casement windows. The south-west range of coach-houses has six arched entries on the outer (southeast facing), lower side and seven slit vents above; the inner side has four double, coach-house doors; added to front of coach house, circa early C20 a motor house on left with large double doors and glazed two-bay canopy on right, iron-framed and with a glazed three-span hipped roof and an advanced coach-house.
The southwest side of the yard is enclosed by a coped rubble with an arched fountain built into the centre.

Listing NGR: ST5085871334

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