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Stable Court North of Eaton Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eaton and Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1412 / 53°8'28"N

Longitude: -2.8776 / 2°52'39"W

OS Eastings: 341390

OS Northings: 360812

OS Grid: SJ413608

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.63J0

Mapcode Global: WH88M.R9WQ

Entry Name: Stable Court North of Eaton Chapel

Listing Date: 2 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55263

Location: Eaton and Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester, CH4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Eaton and Eccleston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


9/67 Stable Court north of
Eaton Chapel


Stable Court circa 1873 by Alfred Waterhouse for the 3rd Marquis and
1st Duke of Westminster. Stone-dressed red brick and oak
half-timbering with roofs of shaped red tiles. Each side of the Court
is described separately:
South Range (against Chapel, Grotto and Postillion's House, all q.v.)
Arched, buttressed entrance of stone-dressed brick to chapel narthex,
centre, reached via 5 stone steps through porch and lobby with arched
glazed screens containing glazed double doors of oak with linenfold
panels. Ornate foliated 'W' at crown of gable above arch; pentice
roof on brackets to each side. Stair turret with spire at corner,
West Range (Grooms' accommodation above stabling) of 2 storeys; the
lower is of stone-dressed brick, the upper oak-framed. Arched central
carriage entrance, vaulted in 2 bays with stone ribs and panels banded
in brick and stone. 4 ornate stone chimneys and 2 tiled fleches over
ventilators. The almost symmetrical elevation to the court has
mullioned windows in shaped openings below and a gabled upper storey
with arch bracing and varied plaster panels, carved oak bargeboards
and finials. To the Drive the elevation is symmetrical with 6 gables,
paired, which have ornate plaster panels and heavy carved oak
bargeboards and finails; mullioned and transomed windows with
patterned leaded glazing. No internal features of special interest.
The North Range, of stone-dressed red brick, is symmetrical. The
arched central gateway with conical-roofed stair turrets to each side,
is flanked by 3-bay pointed-arched galleries in 2 tiers; the upper
tier is linked behind the stair turrets to an arched viewing chamber
above the gateway. The glass roof of the coach-house court (q.v.)
interrupts the north front.
Interior: Former tack rooms east of the gateway are now a dining room
with boarded ceiling on heavy moulded pine beams and library with
similar ceiling carried on stone corbels, panelled walls and 9-panel
hardwood doors.
The East Range, stone and red brick, 1½ storeys, has 3 porches to yard
wtih oak-framed gables, moulded tie beams and bargeboards. Mullioned
windows with Caernarvon arch heads to lights; 4 tall gables in roof
with cross casements; 2 ornately louvred ventilation fleches clad in
ornate copperwork; iron-studded 12-panelled oak doors to former
stables on ornate wrought iron hinges. The outer elevation (to the
East Garden), of stone-dressed brick, is relatively plain.
Interior: The Long Room (the former stables converted to a drawing
room) has a finely wrought timber roof with shaped kingposts and tie
beams and arched braces. 3 stone and marble chimney-pieces by Alfred
Waterhouse, removed from Saloon of Eaton Hall before demolition, with
alabaster panels designed by Milner Allen, depicting the Court of
Love. ... -. - -

Listing NGR: SJ4139060815

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

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