A Stable Roof
The stable’s roof needs urgent repairing and some replacement and restructuring in certain places. Your contribution will truly be an invaluable investment in perhaps one of the most significant buildings on the school site. Our Grade II* listed stables consist of a three-sided courtyard with two East facing projections. It was built of brick, in English bonding, on stone footings with a roof of part stone slate and clay tiles with a clock tower with dovecot positioned at the centre. Inside, beside be home to the Hanford ponies, there is also a fair amount of important staff accommodation. The stable building as it stands today was probably the result of a Victorian conversion of a pre existing 17thcentury barn. As with all listed building repairs Hanford need to meet both modern standards as well as the aesthetic and other requirements as set out by Historic Buildings. The total cost of the roofing work is estimated to be in the region of £200,000 and the surveyor’s advice is that the work should start imminently.