CHINESE PAVILION, AT CENTRE OF MAZE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1158303
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
CHINESE PAVILION, AT CENTRE OF MAZE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHINESE PAVILION, AT CENTRE OF MAZE

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 96711 32292

Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/177 23.1.61 Chinese Pavilion, at centre of maze - II* Garden building in form of small Chinese Temple. Circa 1833, based on a design from Sir William Chambers' Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines and Utensils, of 1757. Erected for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Painted timber and metal. Single-storeyed, octagonal structure. Stands on raised stone floor, paved in octagonal pattern in 2 types of stone. 8 columns with moulded base support pagoda style roof. Fretwork panels below eaves link the columns. Balustrading between columns on alternate sides also formed by fretwork panels. Roof is surmounted by central octagonal lantern, also with fretwork sides and canopied roof. Suspended from each angle of main roof and lantern roof are glass bells, alternatively red and blue. Whole structure covered with painted decoration, predominantly in red, yellow and green, that to ceiling imitating bamboo-work. C. Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, April 7th 1983, p. 861.

Listing NGR: SP9671132292

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
38273
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Chambers, W, Designs of Chinese Buildings Furniture Dresses Machines and Utensils, (1757)
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1983), 861
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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