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

Bedford (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 93601 61945


PODINGTON HINWICK SP 9261-9361 17/376 Hinwick House

7.5.1952 I GV

Small country house. Built 1708-1714 for Richard Orlebar with large domestic wing added c1860 to the N side by F C Penrose. The original architect is not known. The earlier part of the building is of finely coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. The top storey, being in a slightly different stone and style, must be an afterthought. It has plain Doric pilasters with roof cornice and balustraded parapet. There is also a moulded cornice to the top of the first floor which is supported by giant Corinthian pilasters. Windows are all sashes in flush frames with moulded surrounds. The E. entrance front is of seven bays divided 2:3:2 by pilasters. Central half- glazed door with semi-circular fanlight, architrave surround and consoles supporting a broken scrolly pediment enclosing an achievement in the tympanum. The S. elevation is five window bays with round-headed semi-circular niches flanking the central windows on ground and first floors. In the centre of the top storey is a large pediment, carved by John Hunt of Northampton, with a bas relief of Diana. This is in tribute to Diana, wife to Richard Orlebar. To the W. are two projecting wings which are slightly later additions. In the centre is a doorway with fine arched hood on carved brackets. To the N. is the C19 wing added by Penrose. It is of coursed rubble with ashlar dressings and of two storeys. The roof slopes to the E. still have their Welsh slates; to the W. are plain concrete tiles. Windows are sashes in architrave surrounds. To the E. are three parallel hipped roofs behind a parapet. To the N. of these is a recessed section and then a projecting gable with dentilled pediment. A central large chimney stack breaks through the pediment. The W. elevation is much simpler with central gable breaking forward slightly.

Listing NGR: SP9360161945


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,


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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Date: 13 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/06154/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Clive Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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