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Stable Block at Vaynor Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5934 / 52°35'36"N

Longitude: -3.218 / 3°13'4"W

OS Eastings: 317587

OS Northings: 300205

OS Grid: SJ175002

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.9NDR

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.J2TP

Entry Name: Stable Block at Vaynor Park

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16401

Building Class: Domestic

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Vaynor

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Late C18 drawings of the house at Vaynor show 2 brick garden pavilions with hipped roofs at the outer corners of the W courtyard: these buildings appear to form the nucleus of the stables which were largely the work of Thomas Penson, 1840-53. The central gable over the archway was then added by S.Pountney Smith, architect, of Shrewsbury, in 1853.

Exterior

Brick with stone dressings and slate roof surmounted by a timber and lead cupola. 2 storeys, 7 bays, with advanced shaped central gable over entrance arch, and similar gables to each return elevation. This has architrave with Gibbs surround, and shallow voussoir arch. Entablature carried forward over piers, carrying draped urns. Above the arch is a tripartite window, its stone pedimented architrave brought forward from the wall-line. Outer bays have 2-light stone mullioned windows in splayed architraves. Steep dormer gables to advanced panels corbelled out for central first floor windows, their gable copings surmounted by ball finials. Plain brick string course between the storeys. Return elevation to left has 3 segmental carriage arches to ground floor, and 3-light mullioned window in stone pedimented architrave flanked by oculi above. Paired stable doors off the central passageway through the building: the stables largely retain their C19 fittings.

The stables are linked to the house on the NW side by a high brick wall with raking copings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an excellent largely C19 stable range incorporating earlier buildings, richly detailed in a Renaissance Revival style, and a highly important part of the ensemble of buildings at Vaynor Park.

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  • II Coach House, Gate Piers, Gated and Flanking Wall at Vaynor Park
    The coach house is at right-angles to the stable block, to which it is linked by the walls flanking the gates giving access to the service courtyard to the N of the house.
  • II Garden Terraces at Vaynor Park
    Alongside the house to the S, and forming the S boundary of the courtyard to its W.
  • II* Vaynor Park
    On high ground to the SW of Berriew village, in a landscaped park.
  • II Pen y Parc
    An isolated cottage on the edge of woodland within Vaynor Park. Approached via a field track which leaves the by-road to Cefn Vaynor at Lower Cefn Farm.
  • II Gwern Goch
    1km approx. W of Garthmyl, on a by-road that links the Berriew-Bettws Cedewain road, and the A483, S of Garthmyl.
  • II Upper Pandy Farmhouse and Barn
    2km approx W of Berriew village, off the by-road that leaves the B4380 immediately SW of Berriew Bridge.
  • II Rhiewport Cottage
    Alongside the B4390 road to Manafon, just beyond Rhiewport, 1.5km. approx W of Berriew village.
  • II Cefn Garthmyl Farmhouse
    Approx 1km NW of Garthmyl approached via a track from a by-road connecting the Berriew-Bettws Cedewain road and the A483 S of Garthmyl.

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