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Flitwick Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Flitwick, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9965 / 51°59'47"N

Longitude: -0.5024 / 0°30'8"W

OS Eastings: 502915

OS Northings: 234173

OS Grid: TL029341

Mapcode National: GBR G3N.ZRB

Mapcode Global: VHFR0.72RT

Entry Name: Flitwick Manor

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 3 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38013

Location: Flitwick, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Flitwick

Built-Up Area: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Flitwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text



16/26 Flitwick Manor
22.10.52 (formerly listed as Manor House)


House. Original structure built earlier C17, probably for Edward Blofield.
Reworked c.1736, extended late C18 and at various dates in C19. Some
reworking 1936 by Sir Albert Richardson. E block is c.1736 of red brick with
some vitrified headers, encasing the C17 structure. Later additions also in
variety of red brick. 1872 addition of colourwashed concrete blocks. Clay
tile roofs. Complex plan, original 2-storeyed block running N-S, with later
additions of varying heights to NW, SW and SE angles. E elevation, RH part:
6-bay facade in slightly irregular arrangements. Tall panelled parapet in
front of steep-pitched hipped roof. 5 flush sashes per floor, all with
glazing bars, under gauged brick flat arches. First floor 2nd bay has blind
window. Parapet panels continue the window arrangement. Doorway to ground
floor 2nd bay. 6-moulded-panel door in moulded surround with open pediment on
cut brackets. Brick bands at first floor and eaves level. Substantial C17
red brick ridge stack of 4 linked square-section shafts. E elevation LH
part: reworked and extended late C18 and C19, to form pair of projecting
gables. RH gable retains C18 work at junction with main elevation, the front
part of the gable being of later C19 chequered brick. Flush sashes to earlier
part, sash in reveals to later part, all with glazing bars. LH gable,
apparently late C18, has blind window to each floor. Its S elevation has 2-
storeyed canted bay, with sashes with glazing bars under gauged brick flat
heads. N elevation: 2 storeys and attics. Mansard roof behind plain
parapet. Centre of wall partly rebuilt 1936. Sash windows with glazing bars,
4 to ground floor, 5 to first floor. First floor ones are flush sashes under
gauged brick flat heads. LH one narrower than others. Ground floor ones C19
under cambered heads. Attic has 3 box dormers with 3-light leaded casements.
Integral brick stacks and brick coping to both gables. S elevation: 1872
qabled addition has canted bay to ground floor, tripartite sash with glazing
bars to first floor, and pierced decorative bargeboards. SW block: now
dining room, retains original 2-light Gothick window to E gable attic. Others
replaced with Venetian windows in 1936. Interior: main block entrance hall
has inglenook fireplace served by the C17 stack, and C17 half-height
panelling. Main block RH ground floor room has mid C18 panelling and moulded
cornice. Plainer panelling to room above. Ground floor SE room (with canted
bay) has late C18 Adam style decoration with pilasters and cornice. Fairly
plain C18 and C19 staircases.

(Bedfordshire Record office: LL 17/284, "Flitwick House, its Gardens, Grounds
etc", notebook with sketches, 1838 by J T Brooks; CRT 130 Fli 14, notes on
Flitwick House, now called Flitwick Manor.)

Listing NGR: TL0291534173

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

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