The country house stables of the Sherwood Forest region are fine works of architectural significance and are a reminder of the significant role the horse played in the history of Nottinghamshire’s country estates. Horses were vital to the running of these estates, and the stables became status symbols. Examination of internal fixtures and fittings also reveals how horses were managed in these spaces. The stables at Rufford Abbey, Rufford Farm Stud, Park Hall in Mansfield Woodhouse and Newstead Abbey for the case studies for this report , which was commissioned by the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership Scheme, suppored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 55pp, illus.
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