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,We inspected the plans of the new stables shortly to be erected for Mr E. Cookson, on the site of the buildings recently destroyed by fire, this morning. If the new premises only look half as well in brick and stone as they do on paper, they will make a handsome addition to the buildings of the place ; and the plans certainly reflect great credit on the architect, Mr J. C. Maddison, of Christchurch. The new stable will be of substantial brick and stone, with a semicircular roof of iron. The building will be about 87ft long by 50ft wide, ~nd 35ft high. The front elevation, as shown on the plan, is very tasteful, the stone facings giving the building a neat appearance, and relieving altogether the heaviness of the brick. The central entrance gate will be 14ft high by 12ft wide, and will be flanked on either side by a large window. Immediately over the central gate will be a circular window on either side of which again will be a fan-shaped window. The stable will be lighted by a large sky-light on the roof, and by a large square window at the rear. Inside, the arrangements are very complete. A commodious loft will run all round the interior, about Bft high by 12ft wide. In addition to offices, saddle, and store or feed rooms, there will be sixteen stalls and four loose boxes, while the passage running up the centre of the building will be 28ft across, from stall-post to stall-post. The ventilation will he very perfect, and in - fact every detail has been carefully considered. The rear wall will be of iron, and so constructed that the building can be easily extended if necessary at any time. The estimated cost is LI,OOO, and tenders are called for the work, particulars of wjiich appear in another column. The ndw stable will (approximately) be finished about February next, and we trust that Mr Cookson may nrosper in his handsome new premises.

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COOKSON’S NEW STABLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 515, 22 December 1881

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COOKSON’S NEW STABLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 515, 22 December 1881