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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: 1138057



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Aspley Guise

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38132

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SP 9235-9335 ASPLEY GUISE WOBURN ROAD 6/29 Henry VII Lodge 30.1.85 - II Bedford Estate cottage. 1810-11 by Humphry and J. Adey Repton for 6th Duke of Bedford. Picturesque style, imitation C15 house. Variety of materials to walls. Clay tile roofs. Small building, consisting of 2-storeyed central block with gable to road, with single-storeyed wing to S(RH), and elongated gabled porch to N (LH). Main Block: ground floor is of coursed ironstone, with central 5-light window. First floor is jettied has close-studded timber framing with colourwashed plaster infill and central square oriel, also of 5 lights. Both windows have moulded timber mullions and cinquefoiled lights with diamond leading. Timber framing has ogival decorative bracing to panels. Pierced decorative bargeboards and moulded finial. To rear elevation first floor projects over open arcade on 4 timber piers with 4-centred arched bracing. Windows to this and side elevation similar to front ones. RH Block: close-studded timber framing with variety of ornamental brick infilling. At junction with main block is ironstone chimney stack surmounted by 3 ornate moulded circular chimney pots. LH porch: timber structure on ironstone plinth. 5 4-centred arched braces with drop finial, surmounted by decorative mouldings and framing. Pierced decorative barge boards and finial. Motifs derived from "some curious specimens of Timber houses' communicated to the Society of Antiquaries in 1810". (J M Robinson "Farming on a Princely Scale: Estate buildings of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford at Woburn 1787-1839", Architectural Review, November 1976 pp 280-281).

Listing NGR: SP9312635355

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Robinson, J M, 'Architectural Review' in Farming on a Princely Scale Estate Buildings of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford at Woburn 1787-1839, (1976), 280-281

National Grid Reference: SP 93126 35355


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