The Chestnuts

16 Apr 2003
The Chestnuts, 7 George Street, Woburn, Mid Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SP 9433-9533 WOBURN GEORGE STREET (East side) 8/106 22.10.52 No. 7 (The Chestnuts) GV II* House. Later C18. Red brick, that to front elevation in header bond, with English bond to gable ends. Quoins, string course and cornice of Totternhoe clunch. Slated mansard roof. Double-pile plan. 2 storeys and attics. C19 single-storeyed outbuildings project from rear. Symmetrical front elevation.

Ground floor has 2 Venetian windows, the pilasters, entablatures and archivolts of wood. Semi-circular heads of central sashes are hidden by wood louvres set into arch of surround. First floor has 2 modified Venetian windows flanking single sash window. These differ from ground floor windows in that central window and central part of outer ones have flat-headed sashes surmounted by ogee arches. All 3 have simple console brackets below sills.

Outer windows are set into slightly projecting bays. Attic has 3 pedimented dormers, all containing sashes with glazing bars. Central doorway has 6-panel door, upper pair glazed, other 4 fielded, set in plain reveals. Flanking pilasters support an ornamented ogee head, all of timber. String course and cornice have simple mouldings. Red brick integral stacks to both gable ends.

Interior: 2 ground floor rooms retain fielded pine panelling and fire surrounds. Open well staircase with paired barleytwist balusters. Ground and first floor windows retain internal panelled shutters.

Listing NGR: SP9496433063


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0474 IOE Records taken by W A Cooper; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr W A Cooper. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cooper, W A

Rights Holder: Cooper, W A


Brick, Clunch, Slate, Georgian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Oubliette, Unassigned, Building