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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
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
SP 9436-9536 ASPLEY GUISE CHURCH STREET
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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