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IoE Number: 362121
Photographer: Mr Matthew Murray
Date Photographed: 27 August 2001
Date listed: 08 April 1983
Date of last amendment: 08 April 1983
Grade II*

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The entry for SJ 61 SE HADLEY APLEY Apley Castle Lane 28/256 Stables at Apley Castle GV II* Shall be amended to read as follows: SJ 61 SE HADLEY APLEY 28/256 Apley Castle Lane Stables at Apley Castle GV II* Late C18 stabling incorporating remains of early/mid C14 manor house extended and remodelled in late C16/early C17. Squared and coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings. Early/mid C14 house of U plan with central hall flanked by service wing to left and solar wing with chapel to right; remodelled and flanking wings extended to rear in late C16/early C17, truncated in late C18 when south range built across rear enclosing central courtyard and existing late C16/early C17 extensions reduced in height. North elevation has early/mid C14 chamfered pointed-arched doorway to left and late C16/early C17 inserted square-headed window (blocked) to right of central hall range, flanked by remains of slightly projecting former service wing to left and, to right, projecting former chapel with blocked early/mid C14 chamfered pointed-arched window (later turned into doorway) above blocked late C16/early C17 square- headed doorway and former solar wing with late C16/early C17 chamfered stone- mullioned 4-light window inserted above C14 one-light window (to former under- croft). West elevation has 2-storey, 2-window range to medieval solar wing with similar late C16/early C17 mullioned and transomed 3-light windows to ground floor and smaller square-headed first-floor windows with chamfered architraves; late C16/early C17 extension to right, reduced to one-storey, 3-window range, has similar 3 and 5-light windows flanking late C18 segmental- arched doorway with late C18 three-light mullioned and transomed window to right. East elevation, reduced to one-storey, has 4-window range with similar 2 and 3-light windows flanking central early C19 elliptical-arched entry. South elevation, built in late C18, has 2:3:2 fenestration with slightly- projecting outer bays and impost band linking semi-circular arched recesses. Interior: former medieval open hall has two chamfered pointed-arched service doors to east, the north door having unique bas-relief flagons as chamfer stops and the south door (probably later) having quirk and tongue stops; inserted late C16/early C17 square-headed fireplace with C14 splayed jamb to west being remnant of dais window blocked by insertion of stack. Former first-floor chapel has C14 one-light pointed-arched north window, with splayed east jamb, turned into doorway; south wall has early/mid C14 ogee-headed piscina, chamfered rere-arch to early/mid C14 two-light ogee-headed window set in splayed recess with chamfered mullion and rebated architrave, and square-headed doorway (probably late C16/early C17) inserted into C14 squint at west end; west wall has blocked pointed-arched window adjoining blocked Caernarvon-arched window which probably lit former spiral stair; blocked square-headed early/mid C14 doorways to ground floor. Late C18 west wall of courtyard (rebuilt 1980s), and 4 semi-circular arched coach-house doorways to north wall of courtyard, on approximate line of south wall of medieval hall. Six-horse stable to south- east with cast-iron finials and newels to early C19 stalls. History: the early/mid C14 house was probably built soon after Alan de Charleton was given licence to crenellate in 1327; the late C16/early C17 work was carried out for Andrew Charlton and his son Francis; the building was converted by the Charltons into stables in 1792-4 when their new country house at Apley Castle (demolished) was built. HADLEY APLEY 1. 5362 Apley Castle Lane Stables at Apley Castle SJ 61 SE 28/256 18.6.59 II* GV 2. Circa early C19 stabling incorporating C16/17 remains of Apley Castle. The stables are single storey ashlar ranges with low pitched hipped slate roofs with oversailing eaves, built around square stable yard. South elevation 2:4:2 bays. Left and right break forward, centre 3-bay blind arcade. Round-headed doorways and windows in double recesses with continuous impost. East elevation has central elliptical arched carriageway with large flush-panel doors and stone mullion windows to left and right. Small octagonal cupola over centre with ogee-shaped dormer and wind-vase. West elevation has 3 and 5-light stone mullion windows. The north elevation has large blocked window, blocked 2-centred arch doorway and projecting gabled wing to right.

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