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Bletsoe Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bletsoe, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2144 / 52°12'51"N

Longitude: -0.5013 / 0°30'4"W

OS Eastings: 502489

OS Northings: 258411

OS Grid: TL024584

Mapcode National: GBR G15.02Z

Mapcode Global: VHFPV.8LBT

Plus Code: 9C4X6F7X+QF

Entry Name: Bletsoe Castle

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Last Amended: 27 August 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36822

ID on this website: 101114219

Location: Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Bletsoe

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bletsoe

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Late C16 mansion, reduced from three to two storeys in the C19 and
subsequently modernised. Coursed limestone rubble, old clay tiles on hipped
roof. Double gabled wing attached at rear and overlapping central external
stack. Front elevation has eight mullion and transom casements of 3 and 4
lights with glazing bars; a plinth and a first floor band. Two doorways with
four-centred arches, carved spandrels and moulded surrounds. Original
chimneys attached to the rear elevation have been retained at reduced heights.
There are also some rear windows with original hood moulds, and indications of
attachments for demolished buildings at the south east end of the main range.

Listing NGR: TL0248958411

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