House of Falkland Stables

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Building details
House of Falkland stables from south-west.jpg
Name House of Falkland Stables
Address Falkland Estate KY15 7AF
Other names The Stables
Date 1822
OS grid ref NO 24655 7495
Latitude & longitude 56°15′14″N 3°13′04″W
Listing Category B
Listing reference LB8764
Listing name House of Falkland Estate, stables and horsetrough

House of Falkland Stables were built to house the horses and carriages for Nuthill House and later the House of Falkland and also provide accommodation for the coachman.

Listing description

John Swinton 1822-4; later additions, Donald A Stewart, from 1889. 2 storey, 9-bay, classical former stable block forming quadrangle with prominent timber cupola to S. Coursed, squared rubble to principal elevation (S); rubble to other elevations. Piended dormers breaking wallhead to E and W.

PRINCIPAL ELEVATION TO S: symmetrical. Central, slightly advanced, pedimented segmental archway with 2-stage, octagonal timber weatherboarded tower above. Slatted timber entrance doors with shouldered arched windows to either side flanking central archway. Advanced 2-bay outer bays.

COURTYARD: some segmental-arched openings with 2-leaf part-glazed doors. Small upper level segmental-arched window openings. Forestairs to N and S elevations. Circular cast iron horsetrough with 4 stylised horse legs as supports.

Predominantly 3-over 3- and 6-over 6-pane timber sash and case windows. Rooflights. Grey slates. Ridge stacks. Cast iron rain water goods. Wallhead stacks.

INTERIOR: (partly seen, 2010). S range with timber stalls with metal end posts; hay baskets; cobbled floor; simple cornicing. Offices to N with timber panelling.

This is a fine example of a classically designed courtyard'plan stable complex, situated close to the entrance to the House of Falkland Estate. ...

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