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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: EXERCISE RING WITHIN BELVOIR CASTLE STABLE YARD

List entry Number: 1075119

Location

EXERCISE RING WITHIN BELVOIR CASTLE STABLE YARD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireMeltonDistrict AuthorityBelvoir

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Aug-1979

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190000

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History

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Details

SK 83 SW BELVOIR

15/191 Exercise Ring within Belvoir Castle Stable 15.8.79 Yard

GV II*

Exercise ring for horses. circa 1819. Brick, part rendered, with Collyweston slate roof. Circular ring (3 metres/12 feet wide) enclosing central space (diameter 6.5 metres/20 feet). The inner wall is solid brick; the outer wall is timber framed with brick cladding below, and open timberwork above (post with 3 connecting rails). 2 doorways to ring from stable yard, the doors planked below, with strap hinges; two doorways to inner circle. Roof: curved common rafters and cambered collars to each pair. 20 horses could be exercised at a time and the grooms felt no dizziness whilst riding. The Belvoir ring is probably the earliest free-standing structure of its kind in England and it occupies an important position in the history of hunting. It forms part of an intact stable complex.

Listing NGR: SK8220633872

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 26 Leicestershire - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: SK 82206 33872

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