An interesting old article regarding the new Burdett-
The Sketch, August 18th, 1893
When the late Lord Henry Bentinck held a post-
It is in comparatively recent times only that we have changed our system; and have brought common-
We have built our stables accordingly, with plenty of windows and ample ventilation, with level flooring and safety mangers, sometimes even, as in the Badminton, with water troughs, and mechanical contrivances of much cleverness for racks and rails. And, more than all, we have applied to them exactly those principles of sanitation, which prevail in our own houses.
Much that is best in all reform of this sort is at the present moment to be seen in the Burdett-
A stable thus provided must satisfy the first requirement of the reformer. It must be light. And the promise which is given without by the neat brick and the pretty style is in no way lacking in performance within. Here we find twelve stalls, two horse boxes, and one convertible loose box. This latter is a capital contrivance having a swing division and a moveable rocket-
What one may call the safety provision is seen again in the large safety fronts to the mangers, these entirely preventing cribbing, that irritating habit that has spoiled the wind of many a good horse, and perplexed so many of the old-
When we come to those larger questions of ventilation and drainage, we find the Burdett-
Old grooms, no doubt, would open their eyes at the idea of open windows and ample air in hot weather or in cold, but the new stable-
Suffice it to say that these are in keeping with the rest of the work, and that the whole has been carried out by the St. Pancras Ironwork Company, so far as the tiling, fitting, boarding, paving, and ventilation of the interiorsgo, in a way that does the company much credit. A more perfect little stable is not often seen, or one which might be more fittingly taken as a model by the man who is setting up a small stud, and does not thirst for acres of building and hundreds of brood mares. This, indeed, is the stable of the accomplished amateur, and as such is quite a gem.