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

Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 94964 33063


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


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

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Date: 16 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10697/37
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr W A Cooper. Source Historic England Archive
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