NORTH STABLEBLOCK APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1158192
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
NORTH STABLEBLOCK APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
NORTH STABLEBLOCK APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES EAST OF WOBURN ABBEY

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Woburn
National Grid Reference:
SP 96644 32559

Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/153 23.1.61 North Stableblock approximately 100 metres E of Woburn Abbey GV I Stableblock, forming a pair with another approximately 75 metres to S. The 2 blocks originally flanked entrance to main E front (now demolished) of Woburn Abbey. Now converted for commercial use. Circa 1750 by Henry Flitcroft for John 4th Duke of Bedford. Ashlar, with hipped slate roofs. Originally a 2- storeyed quadrangular building, but part of NE angle demolished 1949-50, leaving only a single-storeyed structure to this part. W elevation (towards house): symmetrical 5-bay facade. Central bay has triangular pediment on engaged paired Tuscan columns. This frames a round-arched recess. The bay is surmounted by octagonal drum and dome, with Diocletian windows to all sides of drum. Outer bays formed by slightly projecting pavilions with Venetian windows to ground floor and Diocletian windows to first floor. Intervening bays each have 3 sashes with glazing bars per floor. S elevation symmetrical 5-bay facade. Outer pavilions same as those to W elevation. Central pedimented bay has paired Tuscan-pilasters flanking a round-headed carriage- arch. Intervening ranges are of 5 windows each, those to ground floor round- headed sashes with glazing bars, those to first floor oculi with glazing bars. Adjoining to NW and SE angles are 2 stretches of ashlar screen wall, possibly c.1790 additions by Henry Holland. NW stretch originally linked stableblock to NE angle of house. Raised rectangular panels separated by pilaster strips. SE wall has rusticated piers at angles.

Listing NGR: SP9664432559

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
38256
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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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