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South Stableblock Approx 100 Metres East of Woburn Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9822 / 51°58'55"N

Longitude: -0.5943 / 0°35'39"W

OS Eastings: 496634

OS Northings: 232460

OS Grid: SP966324

Mapcode National: GBR F2F.LL4

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.NF4S

Entry Name: South Stableblock Approx 100 Metres East of Woburn Abbey

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38257

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

23.1.61 South Stableblock,
approximately 100 metres E
of Woburn Abbey
Stableblock, forming a pair with another approximately 75 metres to N. The 2
blocks originally flanked entrance to main E front (now demolished) of Woburn
Abbey. Now converted for commercial use. Circa 1750 by Henry Flitcroft for
John 4th Duke of Bedford. Ashlar, with hipped slate roofs. Quadrangular
plan of 2 storeys. W elevation (towards house) symmetrical 5-bay facade.
Central bay has triangular pediment on engaged paired Tuscan columns. These
flank a round-arched recess. The bay is surmounted by octagonal drum and
dome, with Diocletian window to each side of drum. Outer bays take form of
slightly projecting pavilions with Venetian windows to ground floor and
Diocletian windows to first floor. Intervening bays each have 3 sashes with
glazing bars per floor. N elevation: symmetrical 5-bay facade. Outer
pavilions same as those to elevation. Central pedimented bay has paired
Tuscan pilasters flanking a round-headed carriage arch. Intervening ranges
are of 5 windows each, those to ground floor round-headed sashes with glazing
bars, those to first floor oculi with glazing bars. Adjoining to SW and NE
angles are 2 stretches of ashlar screen wall, possibly c.1790 additions by
Henry Holland. SW stretch originally linked stableblock to SE angle of
house. Raised rectangular panels separated by pilaster strips. NE wall has
rusticated piers at angles.

Listing NGR: SP9663432460

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