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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.


List entry Number: 1137728



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Great Barford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Aug-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36450

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8/47 Lowlands


House. Early C19, with later C19 alterations attributed to John Usher (R. Wildman, "The House of Usher", Architectural Association Quarterly, Vol. 2 No. 1, Jan. 1970, p 70). Yellow brick, front elevation colour washed. Slate roof. 5-bays, 2 storeys, articulated into 2 units of 3 and 2 bays with outbuildings to gable ends, single storeyed to SW, 2 storeyed to NE. LH 3-bay unit: rustication to quoins and divide with RH unit. Coping to gable end. First floor sill level string course. 2 projecting bays with french windows to ground floor, 3 2-light horizontal sashes to first floor, all with glazing bars. Central Italianate porch with rustication and pediment flanked by finials. RH 2-bay unit: giant order Ionic pilaster to each end. Similar projecting bay to ground floor, flanked by fixed lights, 2 horizontal sashes to first floor, all with glazing bars. Part glazed door to R. Various brick stacks with moulded cornices. SW outbuilding porch is simplified version of main one. Decorative dummy archway to otherwise plain rear (Roxton Road) elevation. Round-headed rusticated red and yellow brick archways, one to rear, one at right angle to front.

Listing NGR: TL1381653120

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural Association Quarterly' in Architectural Association Quarterly, , Vol. 2, (1970), 70

National Grid Reference: TL 13816 53120


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