Building record BNC 121 - Stables, Benacre Hall

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Grade II listed stables and coach house associated with Benacre Hall, built in the same year 1763-4.


Grid reference Centred TM 5043 8386 (45m by 45m)
Map sheet TM58SW


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Grade II Listed building. Stables and coach houses to Benacre Hall. 1763-4 by Matthew Brettingham. Red brick; roof slated to main facade, and with black pantiles to the courtyard. 2 storeys. Arranged to form 3 sides of a quadrangle, the open side being to the east. Symmetrical 7-bay entrance front, arranged 3:1:3, the central bay set forward and pedimented, with a semi-circular arched carriage entrance. The flanking bays have smaller blind arches on the ground floor, and there is a brick band at springing level across the whole facade. At first floor level there are small square sash windows with square-leaded panes. Brick dentil eaves cornice. On the roof over the entrance is a square clock tower and a bell turret on 8 slender columns, with ogee roof surmounted by a wind vane. Inside the courtyard are various 6-panel doors, some with large 3-centre arched fanlights with Y-tracery; some ground floor lunette windows; 6 3-centre arched carriage entrances with original doors and a 7th in a later extension. Leaded casement windows to first floor. The interior fittings are said to be intact. A fine and remarkably unaltered example of C18 stabling (S1).

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  • <S1> Digital archive: English Heritage. Listed Buildings Online. National Ref: 1032108.

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May 15 2018 11:05AM

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