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Guise House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aspley Guise, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0151 / 52°0'54"N

Longitude: -0.6275 / 0°37'39"W

OS Eastings: 494286

OS Northings: 236077

OS Grid: SP942360

Mapcode National: GBR F1Z.Q4N

Mapcode Global: VHFQR.2ML2

Entry Name: Guise House

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38110

Location: Aspley Guise, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Aspley Guise

Built-Up Area: Woburn Sands

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Aspley Guise

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

5/7 Guise House
Small country house. Early C18, apparently on site of earlier structure
extended C19. Housed the Classical Academy from early C18 until 1845. Red
and grey brick laid in header bond, the main elevation in dark vitrified
bricks with red dressings. Hipped clay tile roofs. T-plan, main block to E
(originally towards Bedford Road) of 2 storeys and attics, with 2 storeyed
block projecting to W with 2 span roof. E elevation: 3-bay symmetrical
facade, central bay projecting slightly. 1:3:1 flush sashes with glazing bars
and gauged brick heads. First floor central window is round-arched, with
moulded timber impost bands and keyblock. All other windows are square-headed.
First floor windows have simple brick aprons. Central dormer containing
Venetian window. Central doorway approached by flight of stone steps.
Moulded architrave surround surmounted by pediment hood on console brackets.
Part-glazed door. Central bay has open pediment, with surround of round-
arched window breaking through into tympanum. moulded brick dentil cornice to
eaves level and pediment. Stone coped parapet. C19 2-storeyed block adjoins
to RH, of red brick with clay tile roof, and with irregular fenestration.
Adjoining this and running eastwards for approximately 40 metres is C18 garden
wall of red and grey brick, with pilaster strips at regular intervals. W
elevation: less regular, with variety of fenestration, mostly sashes with
glazing bars. Doorways to W and E sides of projecting block. Both have
panelled doos, W one under flat hood on ornamental cut brackets, E one in
ribbed surround with paterae and under flat cornice hood. Stone coped
parapets, that to projecting block shaped at ends. Brick dentil eaves
cornices. Main block has 2 substantial chimney stacks at junction with
projecting block. Projecting block has multiple ridge stack. Interior:
reworked C19 and rather plain. Woburn Sands and District Society: The Story
of Aspley Guise, 1980 pp 14-16

Listing NGR: SP9428636077

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