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ORNAMENTAL GARDEN SEAT APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES EAST OF CHINESE DAIRY

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.

Name: ORNAMENTAL GARDEN SEAT APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES EAST OF CHINESE DAIRY

List entry Number: 1114018

Location

ORNAMENTAL GARDEN SEAT APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES EAST OF CHINESE DAIRY

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

County:

District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Woburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Mar-1987

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38274

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/178 Ornamental garden seat approximately 300 m E of Chinese Dairy - II Covered garden seat 1811, the first work of Jeffry Wyatt (later Sir Jeffry Wyatville) for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Gothick style, with sham plaque to ceiling showing "H.B. 1145", apparently referring to the founding of Woburn Abbey by Hugh de Bolebec in 1145. Painted timber structure with slate roof. Semi-octagonal plan with half-pyramidal roof. Stands on stone paved base. Externally of plain planks. Interior has applied moulded timber decoration. Walls have blind pointed-arched arcade with slender columns and cusping. Slatted bench around sides has moulded supports. Ceiling has cusped panel decoration, and foliate boss to apex. Front elevation has imitation buttresses and moulded piers surmounted by finials to outer angles. Moulded pierced bargeboards imitating cusping. Clive Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, March 31st 1983, p. 773.

Listing NGR: SP9692532587

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1983), 773
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 96925 32587

Map

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