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IoE Number: 309105
Photographer: Mr John H Mills
Date Photographed: 15 October 1999
Date listed: 11 November 1952
Date of last amendment: 11 November 1952
Grade II

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ASTLEYSP38NW8/17Stable block at Astley Castle11/11/52GVII

ASTLEY 1728/8/17 ASTLEY CASTLE 11-NOV-52 Stable block at Astley Castle GV II* Stables and coach house range. Circa mid to late C18. Regular coursed sandstone; rear wall of brick. C20 plain-tile hipped roof. T-plan with wing to rear. Gothick Revival style with 4-centred arches throughout. One storey, 5 bays. Symmetrical front has moulded cornice and embattled parapet. 3-bay centre projects slightly and has embattled gable parapet. Double-chamfered doorway with plank door. Windows have Y-tracery. Gable has large moulded quatrefoil opening, partially bricked-up and damaged. First and fifth bays have large bricked-up double-chamfered arches, probably originally coach houses. At rear, gabled wing at centre; later cart entrance on right with added gable above. INTERIOR: Some of the original roof structure remains and interior fittings said to have been largely replaced. This is a good example of C18 Gothick Revival style.

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