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Latitude: 50.3811 / 50°22'52"N
Longitude: -4.0815 / 4°4'53"W
OS Eastings: 252104
OS Northings: 55541
OS Grid: SX521555
Mapcode National: GBR NZ.T7H7
Mapcode Global: FRA 28B1.9QB
Entry Name: Stable Block at Saltram House
Listing Date: 29 March 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386240
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473624
Location: Plymouth, PL7
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Plymstock Radford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX5255 MERAFIELD ROAD
740-1/47/549 (West side (off))
29/03/60 Plympton, Saltram Park
Stable Block at Saltram House
Stable block, coachman's cottage and coach house to large
country house (qv). Mid C18, for the Parkers. Mellow red brick
laid to Flemish bond; dry slate hipped roofs; brick stacks to
coach house and coachman's cottage, and another stack to
ancillary building; clock with octagonal bellcote with
elliptical-arched arcade and finialed lead dome over moulded
cornice set over entrance passage.
PLAN: square courtyard with stabling on all sides plus E side
doubled in depth for coach house on its outer side and the
coachman's cottage to the N end of the adjoining stabling.
Also there are buildings attached to the SE corner.
EXTERIOR: single storey except for the coachman's cottage
which has 1st floor partly in the roof space and coach house
with squat 1st-floor windows set under the eaves. Principal
entrance is central to the N side and has a triangular
pediment with modillion cornices over a presumably re-used C17
moulded granite doorway with triple key block. Each 5-bay
elevation within the courtyard has impost string to recessed
elliptical arches, most with Diocletian fanlight over a
planked doorway, the cottage has 3 round-arched windows to
gabled dormers. Coach house is 7 bays with open elliptical
arches to E side.
INTERIOR: virtually complete where inspected with many
original stalls to the stables, those to S side under plaster
crossed barrel vaults springing from octagonal columns, those
to W side with round-arched stall arcades with unfluted Roman
Doric columns with entablature above the capitals. Those to N
side have later cast-iron and boarded ramped stalls and with
flanking loose boxes, all with brick floors. The room to the W
side of the entrance passage has a plaster ceiling with a
modillion cornice, the other room has a moulded cornice.
This is an important stable block, particularly with the
survival of so many original features of high architectural
Listing NGR: SX5210455541
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