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Statutory Address:

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

Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Husborne Crawley
National Grid Reference:
SP 95330 36002



10/27 & 12/27 Crawley House 22.10.52 - II *

Small country house. 1777-8, reworked 1806. Red brick with clay tiled Mansard roof. Double-pile plan, 2 storeys and attics. S elevation: first floor of earlier part has 1:3:1 sash windows with glazing bars under gauged brick flat arches. Ground floor has 2 canted bays of 1806 which overlap into central bay and contain sash windows with glazing bars under gauged brick heads. Central bay projects slightly and is surmounted by triangular pediment containing semi-circular window in tympanum. Attic has 2 box dormers containing sashes. Central doorway contains part-glazed double doors surmounted by semi-circular fanlight with radiating ornamental glazing bars. Surround has half-columns supporting broken pediment.LH bay added 1806, with canted bay to ground floor, 2 sash windows to first floor, and box dormer to attic. Wood modillion cornice and plain stone-coped parapet extend across complete elevation. Red brick gable end stacks to both ends. Red brick ridge stacks, originally LH gable end stacks of earlier building. N elevation: earlier part has 2 Venetian windows to each floor. Central 6 panel door and rectangular fanlight under flat cornice hood. Interior: drawing room retains decoration of 1806 in Egyptian style. Marble chimney-piece carved with trophies of musical instruments, surmounted by mirror with anthemion frieze and female heads to surround. Moulded dado and cornice. Pilasters adjacent to bay window have "Tower of the Winds" capitals. Upper part of walls divided into panels with border decorations of sphinxes and mummies.

Rev. E. Y. Orlebar, "Regency Decoration and Furniture at Crawley House",Country Life, Jan 20th 1923.

Listing NGR: SP9533036002


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'Country Life' in Country Life, (1923)


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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