MELCHBOURNE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1114819
Date first listed:
13-Jul-1964
Statutory Address:
MELCHBOURNE HOUSE, PARK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MELCHBOURNE HOUSE, PARK ROAD

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

District:
Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Melchbourne and Yielden
National Grid Reference:
TL 03014 65313

Details

TL 06NW MELCHBOURNE AND YIELDEN PARK ROAD, MELCHBOURNE

1/91 Melchbourne House

13.7.64 II*

Country House. Early C18 (rainwater head show date of 1741) incorporating a Jacobean house built for the St John family of Bletsoe. Red brick with stone dressings. Slated roof. 1741 H-plan of 3-storeys, with attics in 2 small gables to rear, possibly dating from C17. two-storey wing to NE end, one storey extensions to rear. Symmetrical principal elevation to main block. Canted side bays, recessed centre. 3:5:3 sash windows, those on ground floor without glazing bars. All have moulded shouldered architraves, those on first floor with alternate segmental and triangular pediments. Central front door with tetrastyle Roman Doric porch. First floor level and first floor sill level bands, moulded cornice. Steep hipped roof behind stone coped parapet. SW side elevation 4 windows deep. All sashes, those to ground floor without glazing bars. All moulded shouldered architraves, those to first floor with cornices. Interior extensively redecorated 1875, with painted plasterwork ceiling to main staircase, pedimented doors and carved marble chimney piece to drawing room, and coffered ceiling and panelling to library. Second floor long gallery, probably originally Jacobean, has early C18 pine panelling with finely carved doorways and chimney pieces, and coved ceiling. (C. Hussey, "Melchbourne, Bedfordshire", Country Life, August 19th 1934, pp 168-172.)

Listing NGR: TL0301465313

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
36297
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1934), 168-172
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1934)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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