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HER Number:MDV33882
Name:Stables at Great Bidlake, Bridestow

Summary

Former late 18th century stable block, now a garage.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 495 886
Map Sheet:SX48NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridestowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48NE/17/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STABLE (Constructed, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Bridestowe, 40 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338897.

Former stable approximately 25 metres north-east of Great Bidlake.
Outbuilding, formerly stable. Circa late 18th century. Local stone rubble walls. Half-hipped slate roof.
Rectangular plan, now one large room but originally likely to have been divided by stalls. Two storeys. The front facing the house has three blocked openings with segmental stone arches above. On the first floor to the right of centre is a 19th century single granite-framed light. Wide doorway in right-hand end is a section of crenelated wall which incorporates a probably 19th century wide four-centred granite arch.

Wood, A., 2006, Historical evaluation and report on the condition of the existing roofs and the proposed reroofing of Great Bidlake Manor, Bridestow, Devon, 1, 18 (Report - Survey). SDV363620.

Late 18th century stable block, now a garage. Building with hipped, slated roof in reasonable condition. Documentary evidence suggests that these were the stables that Peter Featherstone, tenant of Bidlake from 1772 to 1786, applied for permission to build. The stable door openings are still visible in the south side. It is suggested that they were blocked when the house was 'gentrified' in the 19th century.

Arnold, A. + Howard, R., 2011, Great Bidlake, Bridestowe, Devon. Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers, 5 (Report - Scientific). SDV347966.

Nine samples from the stable span the period AD 1681-1772. A tenth has been dated individually to the period AD 1632-1752. Five of these samples have a felling date of AD 1772. The remaining five have broadly contemporary heartwood/sapwood boundary ring dates which make it likely that they represent a single felling, probably in AD 1769-90, which is consistent with the roof and ceiling timbers.

2011, Tree-Ring dating lists (Article in Serial). SDV361611.

Tree ring dates from the stable at Great Bidlake indicate a felling date of 1772.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1326277 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Former stable approximately 25 metres north-east of Great Bidlake.
Circa late C18. Local stone rubble walls. Half- hipped slate roof.
Date listed: 7th Septermber 1987
See designation record for full details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338897List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Bridestowe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 40.
SDV347966Report - Scientific: Arnold, A. + Howard, R.. 2011. Great Bidlake, Bridestowe, Devon. Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers. English Heritage Research Department Report. 13-2011. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 5.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112604 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1326277.
SDV361611Article in Serial: 2011. Tree-Ring dating lists. Vernacular Architecture. 42. Unknown.
SDV363620Report - Survey: Wood, A.. 2006. Historical evaluation and report on the condition of the existing roofs and the proposed reroofing of Great Bidlake Manor, Bridestow, Devon. Andrew Wood. A4 Comb Bound. 1, 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV1624Part of: Great Bidlake Farm, Bridestowe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8256 - Survey of the roof structure of Great Bidlake Manor House

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2020 2:36PM