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Latitude: 52.0088 / 52°0'31"N
Longitude: -0.6446 / 0°38'40"W
OS Eastings: 493126
OS Northings: 235355
OS Grid: SP931353
Mapcode National: GBR F24.5TB
Mapcode Global: VHFQQ.SR2X
Entry Name: Henry Vii Lodge
Listing Date: 30 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1138057
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38132
Location: Aspley Guise, Central Bedfordshire, MK17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Aspley Guise
Built-Up Area: Woburn Sands
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Woburn Sands
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
SP 9235-9335 ASPLEY GUISE WOBURN ROAD
6/29 Henry VII Lodge
Bedford Estate cottage. 1810-11 by Humphry and J. Adey Repton for
6th Duke of Bedford. Picturesque style, imitation C15 house.
Variety of materials to walls. Clay tile roofs. Small building, consisting
of 2-storeyed central block with gable to road, with single-storeyed wing to
S(RH), and elongated gabled porch to N (LH). Main Block: ground floor is of
coursed ironstone, with central 5-light window. First floor is jettied has
close-studded timber framing with colourwashed plaster infill and central
square oriel, also of 5 lights. Both windows have moulded timber mullions and
cinquefoiled lights with diamond leading. Timber framing has ogival
decorative bracing to panels. Pierced decorative bargeboards and moulded
finial. To rear elevation first floor projects over open arcade on 4 timber
piers with 4-centred arched bracing. Windows to this and side elevation
similar to front ones. RH Block: close-studded timber framing with variety of
ornamental brick infilling. At junction with main block is ironstone chimney
stack surmounted by 3 ornate moulded circular chimney pots. LH porch: timber
structure on ironstone plinth. 5 4-centred arched braces with drop finial,
surmounted by decorative mouldings and framing. Pierced decorative barge
boards and finial. Motifs derived from "some curious specimens of Timber
houses' communicated to the Society of Antiquaries in 1810". (J M Robinson
"Farming on a Princely Scale: Estate buildings of the 5th and 6th Dukes of
Bedford at Woburn 1787-1839", Architectural Review, November 1976 pp 280-281).
Listing NGR: SP9312635355
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