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Ornamental Garden Seat Approximately 300 Metres East of Chinese Dairy

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9833 / 51°58'59"N

Longitude: -0.5901 / 0°35'24"W

OS Eastings: 496925

OS Northings: 232587

OS Grid: SP969325

Mapcode National: GBR F2F.MMY

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.QDFY

Entry Name: Ornamental Garden Seat Approximately 300 Metres East of Chinese Dairy

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38274

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

10/178 Ornamental garden seat
approximately 300 m E of
Chinese Dairy
- II
Covered garden seat 1811, the first work of Jeffry Wyatt (later Sir Jeffry
Wyatville) for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Gothick style, with sham plaque to
ceiling showing "H.B. 1145", apparently referring to the founding of Woburn
Abbey by Hugh de Bolebec in 1145. Painted timber structure with slate roof.
Semi-octagonal plan with half-pyramidal roof. Stands on stone paved base.
Externally of plain planks. Interior has applied moulded timber decoration.
Walls have blind pointed-arched arcade with slender columns and cusping.
Slatted bench around sides has moulded supports. Ceiling has cusped panel
decoration, and foliate boss to apex. Front elevation has imitation
buttresses and moulded piers surmounted by finials to outer angles. Moulded
pierced bargeboards imitating cusping.
Clive Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, March 31st
1983, p. 773.

Listing NGR: SP9692532587

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