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Barford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Barford, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1664 / 52°9'59"N

Longitude: -0.3383 / 0°20'18"W

OS Eastings: 513746

OS Northings: 253317

OS Grid: TL137533

Mapcode National: GBR H38.58J

Mapcode Global: VHGML.2TZ3

Entry Name: Barford House

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137788

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36453

Location: Great Barford, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Great Barford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Barford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


8/50 Barford House
7.5. 52

Small country house. 1843, remodelled and extended c1856 by John Usher (1822-
1904). Yellow brick with stone dressings, hipped slate roof with wide
bracketed eaves. Irregular plan, 2 storeys, dominated by 4 storey square
tower. Italianate style. E elevation has variety of sash windows. 2 storey
semi-octagonal bay with finial to roof. Tower: ground floor main entrance has
4 panel door and vermiculated rusticated stone surround with camel's head to
keystone; first floor has pierced stone balcony bearing coat of arms, with
french windows in round-headed opening; each side of 2nd floor has paired
windows with round heads and bases; each side of 3rd floor has venetian
window; embattled top is c1910 replacement of pitched roof with decorative
pinnacle. Variety of brick stacks. (P Johnson, Bedfordshire Times, 27th
September 1974. R Wildman, "The Houses of Usher", Architectural Association
quarterly, Vol 2, No. 1, January 1970, pp 70-74).

Listing NGR: TL1374653317

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