Grittleton Stables, Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14 (Grade II)

Grittleton Stables is a grade two (II) listed building in Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14. It was first listed in 1988.

About Grittleton Stables


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Extensive complex of stables, coach-house and grooms’ lodgings, c1835 by James Thomson for Joseph Neeld of Grittleton. Squared rubble stone with raised ashlar dressings and low-pitched slate eaves roofs. 1½ storeys. A sequence of enclosed or partially enclosed courtyards running west to east. The first, main, court has west side barn with half-hipped roof and raised ashlar plinth, quoins and eaves band. To north, low link has open pedimental gable over carriageway of main entry, doors within entry to north and south. Link connects to long north side stable range, half- hipped with six horizontal windows and a door in second bay from each end. East side has, in line with west entry, a matching open pedimental gable over carriageway, but buildings each side were granaries, and are on staddlestones. Roundels to side walls and doors opening into carriageway. To right, a long 1 1/2 storey range with hipped roof and ridge stacks. Three ground floor doors and 2 horizontal stable windows, one central shallow-gabled loading door. A short link to right connects to south range, former grooms’ lodgings. 1½ storeys, with gable to right and end stacks. Windows are small-paned in raised plain surrounds. Gable end has one upper window and one each side of centre door. Range to left has two upper windows in dormer gables and three below. To right is former coach-house or garage addition with red brick piers and two full height openings. Roof hipped to west. In centre of court is remarkable column-dovecote, a large fat circular shaft with 2-stage painted timber octagonal dovecote on top. To east of main court, carriageway continues into narrow space with north screen-wall incorporating a re-used bolection moulded doorway and then between two matching stable buildings opposed across the carriageway, each with hipped roof, front ground floor door and first floor arched- headed loading door in pedimental dormer-gable. Both have raised plinth, quoins, eaves band and surrounds as elsewhere, also side- wall raised band incorporating a tripartite window flanked by roundels. South stable has south end addition, north stable has long stable range attached to east with door each end and four horizontal stable windows between. This last faces across a court at plain, large, 6-bay coach house with ashlar framing to end openings, all the openings plain and square-headed. Gabled roof with end-wall roundels. To east, linked, is principal building of complex, a large 2-storey T-plan range with tall timber boarded square clock turret on centre ridge, roof hipped to west and east, gabled to north wing. North end has ground floor ashlar piers with roundel motifs above, infilled, but designed as two coach entries, window above in raised plain surround. Main range each side has north front 3-bay single storey verandah, flat-roofed on three unfluted Greek Doric ashlar columns, 2-window range each side, the upper windows in eaves breaking shallow-gabled dormers. West end has shallow-gabled centrepiece, breaking eaves, over giant moulded round-arch incorporating lower and upper doors. Ground floor arched light each side. East end has similar arch but to ground floor only, arched lights each side, and window over. East and west angles are clasped at ground floor by massive circular piers with heavy moulded caps. All stable ranges have original timber and cast-iron stable fittings. (Designs for the stables of c1835 are in Courtauld Institute, London, 607/11 (17/18a) and 607/12 (23a))

Where is Grittleton Stables?

Grittleton Stables is located on Yatton Keynell Road, in Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceST 86117 79655
Easting, Northing386117, 179655.36084
Latitude, Longitude51.515648, -2.201462
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022312
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