BATTLEDSDEN LODGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1138123
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
BATTLEDSDEN LODGE, WATLING STREET (A5)

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Location

Statutory Address:
BATTLEDSDEN LODGE, WATLING STREET (A5)

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Battlesden
National Grid Reference:
SP 95753 28270

Details

SP 92 NE BATTLESDEN WATLING STREET (A5) 4/35 Battlesden Lodge GV II Entrance lodge to Battlesden House (now demolished). Part of work carried out 1860-1868 by G H Stokes (advised by Sir Joseph Paxton) for Sir Edward Page-Turner. Late C19 addition to rear. Free Gothic style. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Original structure small T-plan, of one storey and attics, 2 and 3-light moulded mullion and transom windows, with brick aprons and cornices of brick surmounted by ashlar. NW gable has canted bay to ground floor. Porch within W angle. Moulded square-headed opening has impost blocks and heavy keystone surmounted by engaged ball finial. Moulded string course at first floor level to main elevations, breaking forward around cornices of canted bay and porch. Stone coping to gables and parapets. Variety of decorative stone finials to gables. Chimney stacks have moulded stone cornices. Similar to Milton Lodge, Milton Bryan (see item 12 / 60 ). D Bassett, "G H Stokes at Battlesden and Belle Vue", Architectural History, vol 26, 1983, pp92-5. Beds, Record Office: T18/36, lease of 1868.

Listing NGR: SP9575328270

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
38138
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural History' in Architectural History, , Vol. 26, (1983), 92-95
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

Legal

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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