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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1113979



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Woburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38180

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SP 93SW WOBURN ASPLEY LANE 2/77 Birchmoor Farmhouse 23.1.61 - II House. Late C16. Home of the Staunton family during the C17. Reworked 1793 by Henry Holland (J M Robinson, "Farming on a Princely Scale", Architectural Review , November 1976, p276). Much C19 refenestration. Red brick, with diamond and hexagonal patterning in vitrified bricks. C20 tile roof. H-plan, 2 storeys and attics. NW elevation: each gable has 2 sashes with glazing bars to ground and first floor, and oeil-de-boeuf window to attic. Sashes are under segmental heads. LH first floor sash of LH gable is blind. Central bay has panelled double doors to centre flanked by 2-light mullion and transom windows. First floor has central 3-light mullion and transom window. Attic has central gablet containing 3-light mullioned window. SE elevation: both gables have C19 4-light mullion and transom windows to ground and first floor, RH ground floor one combined with french windows, and 2-light mullioned windows to attic. Central bay has substantial external chimney stack, the paired diagonal shafts rebuilt C19. This is flanked by 3 windows, all different. Part-glazed door to L of chimney stack. Side elevations: both sides have substantial external chimney stacks, all with diagonal shafts rebuilt C19. SW side has 2 blocked window openings. Adjoining to NE side retains cross-beams with simply moulded chamfers and stops. C19 staircase.

Listing NGR: SP9445034378

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Robinson, J M, 'Architectural Review' in Farming on a Princely Scale Estate Buildings of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford at Woburn 1787-1839, (1976), 276

National Grid Reference: SP 94450 34378


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