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Latitude: 52.2429 / 52°14'34"N
Longitude: 0.3486 / 0°20'54"E
OS Eastings: 560448
OS Northings: 263126
OS Grid: TL604631
Mapcode National: GBR N9V.BYF
Mapcode Global: VHJGH.0W4F
Plus Code: 9F4268VX+5C
Entry Name: Southfields Rubbing House
Listing Date: 30 October 2006
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392757
English Heritage Legacy ID: 505807
Location: Newmarket, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8
Civil Parish: Newmarket
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Burwell with Reach
Church of England Diocese: Ely
287/9/10009 Southfields Rubbing House
Shown on OS map as New Stables.
Rubbing-down house for racehorses. c.1860. Gault brick with Welsh slate hipped roof. Single storey. 2 doorways symmetrically placed have plank doors and segmental heads with linked broad flat hood-moulds. Window on right end. INTERIOR has brick floor and iron tethering rings. This building was used for rubbing-down the resultant sweat from horses after vigorous exercising covered in horse cloths, and is the only one to survive on the Newmarket training grounds. It was also used for a time by Sir Alfred Munnings as his studio when he painted at Newmarket.
REFERENCE. J.Fairfax-Blakeborough, 'Old-Time Training and Stable Methods', Stud and Stable, 1966, 48-51.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.