Former Infirmary Stables, Arborfield Garrison, Arborfield, Barkham - Wokingham (UA)

A specialised 'horse hospital' built 1911-12. The building is redundant by virtue of changes in army practices (reduced cavalry activity). A sustainable future needs to be found and repairs undertaken. Planning Permission has been granted for the development of Arborfield Garrison and this will include a requirement to repair the stables. Works to clear asbestos from the site began in early 2017 and re- roofing of the stables with matching cement diamond tiles were carried out in 2017 and have been completed. An end use for the building is being considered.

Former Infirmary Stables, Arborfield Garrison, Arborfield, Barkham - Wokingham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Infirmary Stables, Arborfield
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006949
  • Local Planning Authority: Wokingham (UA)
  • Site Type: Stable


  • Building Name: Former Infirmary Stables
  • Street Name: Arborfield Garrison
  • Locality: Arborfield
  • Unitary Authority: Wokingham (UA)
  • Parish: Barkham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wokingham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Commercial company