Stables And Wall Abutting North East Corner Of Ruishton House

11 Oct 1999
Stables And Wall Abutting North East Corner Of Ruishton House, A358, Ruishton, Taunton Deane, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

RUISHTON CP A358 (South side) ST22SE

5/111 Stables and wall abutting north east corner of Ruishton House -


Stables block and adjoining wall. Dated 1899, altered mid C20. Probably by Mr Spiller for Stuart Somerville. Red brick, plain clay tile roof, decorative ridge tiles. Plan: lying west-east with wall abutting on west front linking house.

West front: one and a half storeys, one bay, gable fronted topped by square dovecot, lead pyramid bell-cast roof surmounted by dragon or wyvern wrought iron weather vane, 3 tiers of nesting boxes above plasterwork panel dated 1899 with initials RMS, applied half timbering to gable end, 2-light many paned casement above plasterwork panel with flowers in a vase, 2-light many paned casement below on ground floor. Courtyard addition, gabled loft opening rising through eaves, garage addition masking ground floor left, 16-pane sash windows right; lower brick wing with louvred vent adjoining right. Wall abutting on west front, red brick raked down with crow steps left masking C20 garage addition behind, crenellated wall with saddleback coping brickwork, almost 2 m high, square gate piers with late C20 double wooden gates. The plasterwork and dovecot make a delightful feature enlivening by association the west facade of Ruishton House (qv).

Listing NGR: ST2610724523


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1061 IOE Records taken by Mick Humphreys; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Mick Humphreys. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Humphreys, Mick

Rights Holder: Humphreys, Mick


Brick, Clay, Lead, Plaster, Tile, Wood, Victorian Weather Vane, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier, Dovecote, Agriculture And Subsistence, Agricultural Building, Stable, Animal Shed, Farm Building, Transport, Garage, Road Transport Site, Gate