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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: 1137788



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: 07-May-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36453

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 13746 53317


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