Dunster Castle, Somerset. UK

These stables at Dunster Castle in Dunster, Somerset are some of the best examples of early stables 17th century stall stabling. The turned pillars are particularly beautiful and had been painted yellow. The hay manger sits behind the rails and the mangers can be seen running along the wall. The floor is flat local stone laid into large cobbles. There is a drain gully that can be seen on the right of the picture. The stalls would have been divided by wooden poles suspended on chains. These are some of the best preserved early stables in the country.

Provenance: Dunster Castle, Somerset. UK ,17th Century. Photo Jean Abernethy 2008.