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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: STABLES OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1114191

Location

STABLES OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH END

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

County District District Type Parish
BedfordUnitary AuthorityWillington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 17-May-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36753

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History

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Details

TL 14NW WILLINGTON CHURCH END

4/116 Stables of former Manor House (formerly listed as Willington Stables) 13.7.64 GV I

Stableblock, originally belonging to Manor house. Probably between 1535 and 1541. Built by Sir John Gostwick, at one time Master of the horse to Cardinal Wolsey and later in service of Henry VIII as Treasurer and Receiver-General of the First Fruits and Tenths at the Dissolution. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, possibly reused from Newnham Priory (dissolved 1535). Clay tile roof. Rectangular 2-storeyed block, first floor probably being accommodation for grooms. Crow-stepped gables with moulded copings and gargoyles to kneelers. String course to all sides at first floor level, and at eaves level to gable ends. 3-stage buttresses, diagonal to corners, 2 each to front and rear. Front (W) elevation: ground floor has 2 4-light windows to outer bays. Each has 4-centred arched lights and stone mullions under square heads with moulded labels. First floor has similar 3-light window to R of central bay. Broad central doorway with 4-centred head and moulded dripstone. E elevation: 3-light window to first floor central bay, in similar style to front elevation. Ground floor RH bay has blocked square headed 3-light window with relieving arch above. To ground floor of LH bay is blocked square headed doorway. To first floor of LH bay is chimney breast supported by 3 different corbels. Gable ends: each has 3-light window, in similar style to others, except that one (serving room with fireplace) has more complex mouldings to mullions, heads and surround. Both have a relieving arch and eaves level string course which returns around the base of the window. Interior: all windows have internal wood lintels. Ground floor retains post holes in floor and E wall, originally supporting stalls and troughs. First floor has 5-bay queen strut roof, with open arch-braced collar truss to centre of each bay. Divided into 2 rooms, 3 bays to N, 2 bays to S, by timber framed wall with brick infill and plastered surface. This wall is recessed to W half, the recessed area being ceiled over. The attic level of the first, third and fourth main trusses (from N) are also infilled. S room has fireplace to E wall, with depressed 4-centred arch, and back wall in herringbone brick with some C20 repairing. "John Bunyan 1650" incised into chimney piece is probably not genuine. building refloored C20, and stairs inserted to replace ladder. (Willington Dovecote and Stable, Tudor Farm Buildings, National Trust leaflet, with text by J Godber.)

Listing NGR: TL1060549908

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Godber, J, Willington Dovecote and Stable Tudor Farm Buildings

National Grid Reference: TL 10605 49908

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