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Observatory in Grounds of Howard's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardington, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1193 / 52°7'9"N

Longitude: -0.4126 / 0°24'45"W

OS Eastings: 508780

OS Northings: 247962

OS Grid: TL087479

Mapcode National: GBR G2F.4GT

Mapcode Global: VHFQ8.SZQR

Entry Name: Observatory in Grounds of Howard's House

Listing Date: 17 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36654

Location: Cardington, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Cardington

Built-Up Area: Cardington

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cardington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


9/17 Observatory in grounds of
Howard's House


Observatory. Early-mid C19 (earliest reference to it is 1846). Red brick,
with painted metal roof. Small octagonal block, with rectangular block to N.
Single storeyed, raised above a basement. W elevation has 4 panel door
reached by wooden steps. E elevation has plank door surmounted by small
single-light casement to octagonal block and low plank door surmounted by 2
small casements to rectangular block. Octagonal block has conical roof with
sliding panel, rectangular block has flat roof. Said to retain astronomical
and meteorological instruments. (Bedfordshire Record Office, CRT 130/CARD/6)

Listing NGR: TL0864047985

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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