ENTRANCE LODGE AND SCREEN WALLS APPROXIMATELY 150 METRES NORTH EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1114009
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
ENTRANCE LODGE AND SCREEN WALLS APPROXIMATELY 150 METRES NORTH EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
ENTRANCE LODGE AND SCREEN WALLS APPROXIMATELY 150 METRES NORTH EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Woburn
National Grid Reference:
SP 96571 32698

Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/149 Entrance Lodge and screen - walls approximately 150m NE of Woburn Abbey GV II Entrance lodge and flanking screen walls. Probably c.1790 by Henry Holland for Francis, 5th Duke of Bedford. Ashlar. Slate roof. Small, single- storeyed octagonal building with shallow pyramidal roof. N elevation: each facet has shallow round-arched recess containing a sash window with glazing bars. Moulded impost bands, arch surrounds and foliate console bracket keystones. These, plinth and eaves cornice are of whiter stone than main body of structure. Moulded double chimney stack to roof apex. Cottage is flanked by 2 carriage entrances linked to it by equal stretches of screen wall. RH screen wall divided into 3 bays by pilasters, central bay containing segmental-headed pedestrian doorway with panelled double doors, outer bays with raised rectangular panels. LH screen wall similar but with blind doorway to central bay. Carriage gateways have rusticated piers with moulded bases and caps, in same white stone as cottage dressings. Solid timber double gates, each leaf of 2 moulded panels. Piers surmounted by decorative metal lamps. Adjoining RH pier of RH gateway is further stretch of screen wall which runs southwards for approximately 10 metres.

Listing NGR: SP9657132698

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
38252
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

Legal

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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