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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: 1321301



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Hyde

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36035

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Luton Hoo TL 11 NW 44/219 29.4.52 I GV

2. Designed by Robert Adam for the Earl of Bute in 1760s, and probably completed by Robert Smirke. The building was gutted in 1843 and repaired. It was extensively. remodelled in 1903 by Mewes for Sir Julius Wernher. The house is of ashlar stone. The entrance front is probably by Smirke. It has a hexastyle Ionic portico and full height angle bows. In the centre of the 4 bay recesses to either side of the portico is a feature of darker stone consiting of 4 Doric pilasters one storey in height surmounted by a frieze. While the house is of 2 storeys on the west and east fronts, the north and south sides are of 3 storeys. North side has giant columms carrying an entablature The south face has 2 slender Greek columns of Adam's work. The rest is Edwardian. Interior: The chapel was built by G E Street in Byzantine style in 1875. Fine oval Staircase hall by Mewes. (Pevsner).

Listing NGR: TL1045118552

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1968)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 10451 18552


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