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HER Number:MDV41334
Name:Former Stable Block, Bickleigh Castle


Former stable block divided into cottages and a visitors' centre. Probably a 19th century rebuilding of an earlier range, 20th century conversion to cottages.


Grid Reference:SS 936 068
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (MD)
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/1/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 96622
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STABLE (XVIII to Late 20th Century - 1751 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Bickleigh, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV351679.

Former stable block in courtyard to - the north west of Bickleigh Castle. Former stable block divided into cottages and a visitors' centre. Probably a C19 rebuilding of an earlier range, C20 conversion to cottages. Local volcanic stone rubble ; thatched roof with plain ridge, gabled at ends ; left end stack, axial stack to right of centre. Plan: Single depth arrangement, rectangular plan, the cottage conversion to the left, the visitors' centre to the right. The height of the tie beams on the first floor indicates that the original arrangement was probably a loft over stable buildings and the chimney stacks are likely to be insertions. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front the eaves thatch eyebrowed over the first floor windows with external stone steps to left of centre and the ridge crowned by a thatched clock turret. ½ glazed door to left of external steps ; coach-house door to right of steps, further doorway on front at right. The external stair leads to a first floor plank door over which the eaves of the thatched roof project to form a porch. 2-light casements, 6 panes per light. The clock turret is weather-boarded with an early C19 clock. Interior modernized. An attractive range important to the setting of Bickleigh Castle.

Waterhouse, R. E., 2009, Report on Visit to Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh (Site Visit). SDV359732.

Possible farmhouse built at north end of site, as part of farm court. Adjoining stable block had granite window frames and large arched gateway off lane.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91084 ]
SDV351679List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Bickleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 4.
SDV359732Site Visit: Waterhouse, R. E.. 2009. Report on Visit to Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7047 - Site Visit, Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh, Mid Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 9 2020 4:25PM