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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: 1114147



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Cardington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-May-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36651

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9/14 Howard's House 7.5.52


House. C18, with C19 and C20 additions. Main block of colour washed rough cast over brick, later blocks of red brick with only front elevations roughcast rendered. Clay tile roof. Double-pile plan of 2 storeys and attics, roof hipped to front but double-gabled to rear. C19 2 storey and attics block to rear, C2U single-storey flat-roofed additions to side. Front: symmetrical facade. Central doorway has 6 panel door, top 2 pairs fielded, rectangular fanlight, moulded door surround, Roman Doric half pilasters, pulvinated frieze, and cornice. Flanked by 3-light casements. First floor has 2 similar casements flanking 2-light casement. 3 hipped dormers with 3- light casements. All windows have leaded lights. Central ridge stack of 4 diagonal flues, rebuilt C20 to slightly less than original height. C18 wrought iron railings and gate to front garden. Rear: irregular elevation with variety of sash windows. Doorway: Roman Doric half-columns and entablature, cut by C19 block to R; smaller Doric pilasters and round-headed arch within, containing semi-circular fanlight and part glazed double doors. Above doorway is round-headed sash window in moulded surround with keystone. Above this is balustraded parapet running between 2 gables. Red brick gable end stack to LH gable, again with 3 rebuilt diagonal flues. Interior: retains some original C18 features, including panelling, staircase and chimney pieces. Residence c1760-1790 of John Howard (1726-1790) philanthropist and prison reformer. (Bedfordshire Record Office, various documents, including W3309 and CRT 180/155).

Listing NGR: TL0864047985

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National Grid Reference: TL 08640 47985


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