SOUTH STABLEBLOCK APPROX 100 METRES EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1114011
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
SOUTH STABLEBLOCK APPROX 100 METRES EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
SOUTH STABLEBLOCK APPROX 100 METRES 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 96634 32460

Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/154 23.1.61 South Stableblock, approximately 100 metres E of Woburn Abbey GV I Stableblock, forming a pair with another approximately 75 metres to N. The 2 blocks originally flanked entrance to main E front (now demolished) of Woburn Abbey. Now converted for commercial use. Circa 1750 by Henry Flitcroft for John 4th Duke of Bedford. Ashlar, with hipped slate roofs. Quadrangular plan of 2 storeys. W elevation (towards house) symmetrical 5-bay facade. Central bay has triangular pediment on engaged paired Tuscan columns. These flank a round-arched recess. The bay is surmounted by octagonal drum and dome, with Diocletian window to each side of drum. Outer bays take form of slightly projecting pavilions with Venetian windows to ground floor and Diocletian windows to first floor. Intervening bays each have 3 sashes with glazing bars per floor. N elevation: symmetrical 5-bay facade. Outer pavilions same as those to elevation. Central pedimented bay has paired Tuscan pilasters flanking a round-headed carriage arch. Intervening ranges are of 5 windows each, those to ground floor round-headed sashes with glazing bars, those to first floor oculi with glazing bars. Adjoining to SW and NE angles are 2 stretches of ashlar screen wall, possibly c.1790 additions by Henry Holland. SW stretch originally linked stableblock to SE angle of house. Raised rectangular panels separated by pilaster strips. NE wall has rusticated piers at angles.

Listing NGR: SP9663432460

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
38257
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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