Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1114484

Date first listed: 20-May-1952



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District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Biggleswade

National Grid Reference: TL 18923 45832


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FAIRFIELD ROAD 1. 5124 Shortmead House TL 14 NE 2/5 20.5.52 II 2. Circa 1780-90. Gault brick, 2 storeys. Five sash windows, the centre one of 3 lights in a slight projection. Rectangular stone stepped entrance platform with Tower of the Winds columned open porch with corniced top enclosing a wide 6 panel door flanked by side lights, beneath a large, semi-circular 'Adam' leaded fanlight. Simple cornice and parapet. Side elevations have 3 windows, mostly blocked. Projecting wings to rear. Interior retains contemporary decorations Entry hall goes from front to back of house with rooms to east and west. Original plain balustered curved staircase. South-east room has good carved white marble mantelpiece, with delicate corner panels of cherubs and low relief wheatear etc. Ornament to frieze and jambs and contemporary enriched polished steel grate with pierced valance and urns to hobs. North-east room has similar simple mantelpiece with corner blocks ornamented with musical trophies. Contemporary ribbed cast iron grate with hobs. South-west room has a simpler mantelpiece of the same type with rosette corner blocks. Early C19 cast iron grate with canted reveals to sides and top and bowed grate bars. All rooms with contemporary cornices, shutters, dadoes etc.

Listing NGR: TL1892345832


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Legacy System number: 37447

Legacy System: LBS

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