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Southfields Rubbing House

A Grade II Listed Building in Newmarket, Suffolk

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505807

Location: Newmarket, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Newmarket

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Burwell with Reach

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


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.

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