Westoning Manor

21 Apr 2003
Westoning Manor, Church Road, Westoning, Mid Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, MK45 5JW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.



21/122 Westoning Manor

- II

House, now residential school. 1842-3 for the Rev John William Coventry Campion. Jacobethan style. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Complex asymmetrical plan, main part 2 storeys and attics, other parts 2-storeyed or one storey and attics. E elevation: balanced asymmetry. 2 slightly projecting shaped gables. LH one has paired window to ground floor, 2 windows to first floor and one window to attic. RH gable is similar, but with only one window each to ground and first floors. Central recessed block has 2 windows to first floor. All are of 2 lights, attic ones mullioned, others will mullions and transoms. Ground floor of central recess forms distyle portico in antis. Portico surmounted by pierced stone balustrading, which is echoed in parapet balustrade. Gables have small blind oculi above windows, and decorative finials. To centre of recessed bay parapet is carved stout finials. Recessed bay parapet has carved stone panel with crest.

Various ridge stacks, all with moulded octagonal shafts. S elevation: features include 2 2-storeyed canted bays surmounted by ornate stone cresting.

N elevation: main block has projecting 2 storey and attics porch gable, similar to those of E elevation but probably a later addition, with elliptical archway. To RH is one storey and attics service wing. Most windows have honeycomb or diamond leaded lights. Interior: much C17 carved woodwork combined with C19 work in ground and first floor doors, doorcases, and chimney-pieces, as well as in imperial staircase. C17 woodwork reputed to come from old house at Wrest Park and old Houses of Parliament. (VCH (Beds.) iii, 451-3)

Listing NGR: TL0269632687


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1070 IOE Records taken by Keith Hurst; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Keith Hurst. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hurst, Keith

Rights Holder: Hurst, Keith


Ashlar, Brick, Clay, Tile, Victorian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Board School, Education, School