BARFORD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1137788

Date first listed: 07-May-1952

Statutory Address: BARFORD HOUSE, ROXTON ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BARFORD HOUSE, ROXTON ROAD

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

District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Great Barford

National Grid Reference: TL 13746 53317

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 15SW GREAT BARFORD ROXTON ROAD

8/50 Barford House 7.5. 52 GV II

Small country house. 1843, remodelled and extended c1856 by John Usher (1822- 1904). Yellow brick with stone dressings, hipped slate roof with wide bracketed eaves. Irregular plan, 2 storeys, dominated by 4 storey square tower. Italianate style. E elevation has variety of sash windows. 2 storey semi-octagonal bay with finial to roof. Tower: ground floor main entrance has 4 panel door and vermiculated rusticated stone surround with camel's head to keystone; first floor has pierced stone balcony bearing coat of arms, with french windows in round-headed opening; each side of 2nd floor has paired windows with round heads and bases; each side of 3rd floor has venetian window; embattled top is c1910 replacement of pitched roof with decorative pinnacle. Variety of brick stacks. (P Johnson, Bedfordshire Times, 27th September 1974. R Wildman, "The Houses of Usher", Architectural Association quarterly, Vol 2, No. 1, January 1970, pp 70-74).

Listing NGR: TL1374653317

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 36453

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural Association Quarterly' in Architectural Association Quarterly, , Vol. 2, (1970), 70-74
'Bedfordshire Times' in 27 September, (1974)

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