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Stable block approximately 10 metres to north east of service range to Halston Hall including attached gate piers and west range of farm buildings to east

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittington, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8784 / 52°52'42"N

Longitude: -2.9825 / 2°58'57"W

OS Eastings: 333973

OS Northings: 331664

OS Grid: SJ339316

Mapcode National: GBR 76.QN0Q

Mapcode Global: WH89R.5X07

Plus Code: 9C4VV2H8+9X

Entry Name: Stable block approximately 10 metres to north east of service range to Halston Hall including attached gate piers and west range of farm buildings to east

Listing Date: 2 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255841

Location: Whittington, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whittington

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Tagged with: Stable

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SJ 3231-3331 and SJ 33 SW
11/125 and 5/125

ELLESMERE ROAD (south side)
Stable block approximately 10 metres to north east of service range to Halston Hall including attached gate piers and west range of farm buildings to east

Stable block and attached gate piers. Stables. Mid C18 to mid C19 with later additions and alterations. Yellowish red brick to mid C18 part (west range); red brick to other ranges; slate roofs, graded to east and west ranges which are hipped to south with pedimented gable to north end on west. Square plan around central paved courtyard with east range also forming west range of farmyard to east.

Two levels. C18 range has seven leaded casements directly below eaves and seven segmental-headed mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights to ground floor (left blind). Segmental-headed boarded doors with rectangular barred overlights to left and immediately to right of centre; narrow round-headed arch to left of centre leads through to stable yard. Small red brick ridge stack to centre and larger one to right; lead-capped cupola with bell and weathervane to left of left stack and pyramidal-capped wooden louvre to right of right stack. Dentilled eaves cornice continued around pediment of north gable end, which has blind roundel to centre. Wide round-headed arch below with continuous stone impost band and glazing bars painted in imitation to tympanum [mostly flaked off at time of resurvey (June 1986)]. Segmental-headed three-light mullioned and transomed window with leaded lights below. Gabled dormers with leaded casements in roof slope to rear.

North range: probably mid C19. North wall blind except for vehicle arch with alternating angle quoins, cambered brick head and pitted keystone. Side facing stable yard has two segmental-headed fixed light windows flanking segmental-headed doorway on first floor and three segmental-headed centre-hung casements, one to left and two to right of segmental-headed stable door, on ground floor to left of vehicle arch. Clock directly above with louvred lantern to ridge to right.

South range: former coach house partly converted to garages in early C20 has two cast-iron columns supporting moulded wooden entablature to front. Lower C19 extension to east side of west range has three segmental-headed centre-hung casements to east side with coped eaves parapet and verges.

East range: also forms west range of farmyard to east. Probably late C18. Plain front to stable yard. Farmyard side has nine scattered eaves hatches below dentilled cornice. Ground floor has three wide elliptical arches to centre and three segmental-headed arches to left (far left mutilated) with double doors. Four doorways with stepped segmental heads to right, second from left leading through to stable yard and with similar segmental-headed window between three to left and one to right.

Gate piers: attached to west side of west range, forming entrance to yard between stables and Halston Hall (q.v.) and linked to left flanking wall of house (also q.v. under Halston Hall). Probably late C18. Sandstone ashlar with moulded plinths and capping surmounted by ball finials.

Interior of stable block. C19 cast-iron grates to fireplaces in first floor rooms of west range. North and south ranges and C19 addition to west range have C19 loose boxes with cast-iron grilles and hay racks. King-post roof in seven bays to north range and in nine bays with cambered tie beams to east range, which also has timber framed cross wall with square panels and vertical posts plus lighter horizontal members.

Included for group value. Farmbuildings to east, apart from those forming east range of stable block, are not included in this list.

Listing NGR: SJ3397331664

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