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Bedford (Unitary Authority)
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TL 04986 47531



8/72 Nos. 1 to 11 (consec.) Bunyan's Mead (formerly listed as nos 175, 176, 177, 179, 180 and 181, 182 and 183) 13.7.64 GV II*

Row of houses. C15 or earlier, with C16, C17, C18 and C19 additions and alterations. Renovated 1976-77. Timber framed with colourwashed plaster infill and some colourwashed plaster render. Clay tile roofs. Comprises long 2-storeyed row bordering road, with slight variations in roofline and some frontages breaking forward slightly. 5 2-storeyed wings project from rear. Between nos. 3 and 8 is coach entrance with room above, set higher than first floor level, with half-hipped roof and tile cladding to lower half of gable. Between nos. 10 and 111 is narrow covered way. The whole row is jettied at first floor level, some parts with brackets. Fairly close studding to most parts, and ogee bracing to no. 2 and room above coach entrance. Most windows and doors are C20 replacements with glazing bars. Only window above coach entrance retains leaded lights. Variety of red brick ridge and gable end stacks. To rear, no. 4 has some fairly light square-panel framing to E elevation, and some very close studding to N gable. This N gable also has jettied first floor with moulded bressumer. Interior: Nos. 4, 5 and 6 retain a variety of decorative details, much restored. To ground floor, residents sitting room, originally an open hall, retains some early C17 wall painting, mostly covered by mid C17 panelling, and has staircase restored to original position on evidence of newels and balusters painted on walls. Coat of arms above fireplace, of William Parker Lord parley, and his wife Elizabeth, possibly imported from elsewhere. Adjoining room has imported C17 coat of arms, probably of continental origin. Warden's first floor flat has crude mid C17 plasterwork cornice and mid-late C16 fireplace which reuses masonry, including window tracery, from Elstow Abbey. Other first floor flat has fireplace reusing masonry in similar fashion.

Listing NGR: TL0498647531


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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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Date: 15 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03598/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Nigel Ward. Source Historic England Archive
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