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Entrance Lodge and Screen Walls Approximately 150 Metres North East of Woburn Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9844 / 51°59'3"N

Longitude: -0.5952 / 0°35'42"W

OS Eastings: 496571

OS Northings: 232698

OS Grid: SP965326

Mapcode National: GBR F2F.DCX

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.MDQ4

Entry Name: Entrance Lodge and Screen Walls Approximately 150 Metres North East of Woburn Abbey

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38252

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

10/149 Entrance Lodge and screen
- walls approximately 150m
NE of Woburn Abbey
Entrance lodge and flanking screen walls. Probably c.1790 by Henry Holland
for Francis, 5th Duke of Bedford. Ashlar. Slate roof. Small, single-
storeyed octagonal building with shallow pyramidal roof. N elevation: each
facet has shallow round-arched recess containing a sash window with glazing
bars. Moulded impost bands, arch surrounds and foliate console bracket
keystones. These, plinth and eaves cornice are of whiter stone than main
body of structure. Moulded double chimney stack to roof apex. Cottage is
flanked by 2 carriage entrances linked to it by equal stretches of screen
wall. RH screen wall divided into 3 bays by pilasters, central bay
containing segmental-headed pedestrian doorway with panelled double doors,
outer bays with raised rectangular panels. LH screen wall similar but with
blind doorway to central bay. Carriage gateways have rusticated piers with
moulded bases and caps, in same white stone as cottage dressings. Solid
timber double gates, each leaf of 2 moulded panels. Piers surmounted by
decorative metal lamps. Adjoining RH pier of RH gateway is further stretch
of screen wall which runs southwards for approximately 10 metres.

Listing NGR: SP9657132698

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