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Fir Court Stables

A Grade II Listed Building in Montgomery, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5393 / 52°32'21"N

Longitude: -3.0711 / 3°4'16"W

OS Eastings: 327449

OS Northings: 294031

OS Grid: SO274940

Mapcode National: GBR B3.F2L6

Mapcode Global: VH75P.QF8Q

Plus Code: 9C4RGWQH+PH

Entry Name: Fir Court Stables

Listing Date: 27 June 1984

Last Amended: 1 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 8678

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located alongside Castle Road. Fir Court stands to its S, and the Tithe Map of 1840 suggests that there was once a further range of farm buildings between the two.

County: Powys

Town: Montgomery

Community: Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)

Community: Churchstoke

Built-Up Area: Churchstoke

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Possibly of late C17 construction. It is not clear whether it was originally built as stables.

Exterior

Two ranges at right angles with one storey and a hay loft. The long E-W range is timber-framed and timber clad with a corrugated asbestos sheet roof. The short N-S range is of coursed masonry under a tile roof, the W side of which has been partially rebuilt.

The S side of the main range has four sets of stable doors. Above them, but not aligned, are four hatched openings into the hay loft. There is also an opening into the hay loft in the E elevation. The rear (S) of the stone range has one hatched opening into the hay loft under a segmental brick arch. The W elevation of the masonry range has been altered by the insertion of a rough concrete lintel, possibly to enable the enlargement of windows on each side of a stable door which may be in its original location. The openings contain 6-pane casement windows, now blocked. The N elevation of the stables has fewer openings (three doors in all) as it would have faced away from the farm and there is no access into the hay loft. There is a small extension of masonry and timber cladding with a cat slide roof. The NE corner of the masonry range has brick quoins possibly for structural reasons.

Interior

No access to the interior at time of inspection (February 1996). Said to contain simple tie-beam trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well preserved range of stables with hay loft above. Group value with Fir Court.

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  • II Fir Court
    Located S of Castle Road behind Fir Court Stables and with a small garden to the rear. The house is at the centre of a small housing development of c1995.
  • II Churchstoke Hall
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  • II Churchstoke Pottery, Teashop and School House
    Formerly school and school house fronting Castle Road, with a car park to the E which used to be the playground.
  • II Bridge View
    Cottage located on the E side of the continuation of Wernddu Lane close to the junction with Castle Road, slightly raised above the surrounding ground.
  • II Brynafon
    Adjoining house and shop located centrally within the village, opposite the Court House Public House on the corner of Cae Camlad. Cobbled paving in front.
  • II Sylfaen
    Adjoining house and shop located centrally within the village, opposite the Court House Public House on the corner of Cae Camlad. Cobbled paving in front.
  • II The Court House Inn
    Public House located immediately N of the Church in the centre of the village. There is a car park in front and outbuildings to the rear.
  • II Church of St Nicholas
    The church stands in a large circular churchyard in a raised position overlooking the confluence of the Rivers Caebitra and Camlad in a central position within the village.

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