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SHORTMEAD HOUSE

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: SHORTMEAD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1114484

Location

SHORTMEAD HOUSE, FAIRFIELD ROAD

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

County:

District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Biggleswade

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-May-1952

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37447

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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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National Grid Reference: TL 18923 45832

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