BLETSOE CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1114219
Date first listed:
07-May-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Aug-1987
Statutory Address:
BLETSOE CASTLE, COPLOWE LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
BLETSOE CASTLE, COPLOWE LANE

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

District:
Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bletsoe
National Grid Reference:
TL 02489 58411

Details

BLETSOE COPLOWE LANE TL 05NW 6/36 Bletsoe Castle 7.5.52 GV II*

Late C16 mansion, reduced from three to two storeys in the C19 and subsequently modernised. Coursed limestone rubble, old clay tiles on hipped roof. Double gabled wing attached at rear and overlapping central external stack. Front elevation has eight mullion and transom casements of 3 and 4 lights with glazing bars; a plinth and a first floor band. Two doorways with four-centred arches, carved spandrels and moulded surrounds. Original chimneys attached to the rear elevation have been retained at reduced heights. There are also some rear windows with original hood moulds, and indications of attachments for demolished buildings at the south east end of the main range.

Listing NGR: TL0248958411

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
36822
Legacy System:
LBS

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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