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Statutory Address:

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

Bedford (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 98100 60108


SHARNBROOK COLWORTH ESTATE SP 965E 2/450 Colworth House 7.5.52 - II*

Country house with compact main wing of 1714-20, replacement side wings with link blocks of 1770s, linked outbuildings of 1811 and 1890s, rear elevations altered 1890s. Coursed limestone and ashlar, slate roofs. Main wing of three storeys: garden front of three bays with ashlar quoins, central of three windows breaking forward slightly, side ones each of two windows. Pediment of 1770 over central bay with Lee motto and arms; frieze with patera, dentil course. Second floor has segmental headed windows, first and ground floor square-headed, the latter taller; all sashes with glazing bars. Single storey link blocks to two storey side wings: L.H. has three first floor windows and two ground floor ones flanking large square bay window. R.H. has four windows each floor. At extreme R.H. is pair of single storey outbuildings with central archway similar to that at Twin Lodges. Interior of main wing mostly converted for offices, but neo-Rococo staircase of 1811 survives.

Listing NGR: SP9810060108


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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: 19 Jan 2007
Reference: IOE01/16104/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Ashley. Source Historic England Archive
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