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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: 1138189



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Renhold

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: 36504

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7/101 Howbury Hall


Small country house. C18 origins, substantially rebuilt 1849 after fire, by James Horsford, for Polhill family (Bedfordshire Times, 28 July 1849). Mainly rendered, but brick visible to part of rear. Slate roof. Symmetrical facade, 2 storeys, with 2 storey wings projecting from rear. 1:2:1:2:1 bays, end bays projecting, with 2 storey canted bay windows, central bay also projecting slightly. Rusticated quoins to side and centre bays, string course, modillion cornice surmounted by balustraded parapet with urns. All windows sashes with glazing bars, in moulded architraves, those to 3 centre bays with brackets to sills, those to ground floor centre of canted bays being full height. Cast iron balconies with scroll brackets to first floor of canted bays. Central 6 panel double door with rectangular fanlight, in porch with panelled pilasters, architrave, frieze, dentilled and bracketed cornice, urns and stepped gable end with armorial bearings. Interior: fine C18 panelling to E wing staircase.

Listing NGR: TL0981051727

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Bedfordshire Times' in 28 July, (1849)

National Grid Reference: TL 09810 51727


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