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Garden Wall to Houghton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0389 / 52°2'20"N

Longitude: -0.4857 / 0°29'8"W

OS Eastings: 503965

OS Northings: 238915

OS Grid: TL039389

Mapcode National: GBR G39.40S

Mapcode Global: VHFQT.J0LT

Entry Name: Garden Wall to Houghton House

Listing Date: 16 March 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37311

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ampthill

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

1.
774 Garden Wall to
Houghton House
TL 0338 5/5

II GV


2.
C17. The original walled garden of Houghton House, about 70 by 50 yds.
Brick in English bond. The top of the wall was originally stepped at intervals,
by several courses at a time, to conform roughly to the slope of the ground.
Traces remain of taller and thicker piers, marking each step, though a
later hand has bricked up the triangle formed by each step, so that the
ridge now slopes uniformly parallel to the hill.

Garden Wall and Lodge Piece at Houghton House form a group.


Listing NGR: TL0396538915

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

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