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Stables, the Down House

A Grade II Listed Building in Redmarley D'Abitot, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9723 / 51°58'20"N

Longitude: -2.3368 / 2°20'12"W

OS Eastings: 376957

OS Northings: 230480

OS Grid: SO769304

Mapcode National: GBR 0HC.B0N

Mapcode Global: VH93Q.FPZD

Plus Code: 9C3VXMC7+W7

Entry Name: Stables, the Down House

Listing Date: 2 October 1954

Last Amended: 17 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1341973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 125958

Location: Redmarley D'abitot, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL19

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Redmarley D'Abitot

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Redmarley d'Abitot St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 73 SE

6/140 Stables, The Down House
(formerly listed with Down
2.10.54 House)


Stable block: 1823 by Thomas Rickman for George Dowdeswell.
Rendered brick lined as ashlar in centre, English garden wall bond
brickwork to wings and rear, painted on garden face: slate roof.
'U' plan, 2-storey, 3-bay centre, 4-window wings, lofted on left,
single storey on right. Symmetrical facade to garden: central
carriage opening; either side plinth, unfluted Doric pilasters
flanking opening and at corners of block, sash window between.
Above plain frieze and cornice, also forming head to carriage
opening: low, plain parapet over, carried up in centre with
moulded cornice each side and semi-circular-headed centre. Behind
circular cupola, 8 plain Doric columns with cornice, lead dome and
iron weathervane. Hipped roof. Set back and lower, each side,
wings: plain plinth, sash window, rubbed brick arch, flat soffit
to eaves, hipped roof, chimney on ridge against centre block.
Right return 4 dummy windows, rubbed brick arches, plinth and roof
as front: left similar but one window a sash. Centre carriageway
painted brickwork; doors pivoted bottom, top pin hinge survives
each side with stone hinge block. Cambered brick arch on
pilasters each side: behind double boarded doors to upper floors
each side, cambered brick arches; below at rear openings each side
to porches, cambered brick arch to courtyard. Internally, 5
looseboxes on right, boarded walls, iron grilles in top part
partitions, plastered ceiling with moulded cornice. Left wing in
2 rooms, 2 looseboxes and tying for 2, with loft over; originally
designed for ceiling as right. King-post roof trusses, iron
bolts, 1 pair purlins, plank ridge. Greek revival, designed with
house (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SO7695730480

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

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