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Latitude: 51.9447 / 51°56'40"N
Longitude: -0.6083 / 0°36'29"W
OS Eastings: 495753
OS Northings: 228270
OS Grid: SP957282
Mapcode National: GBR F2Z.306
Mapcode Global: VHFR4.DDR1
Entry Name: Battledsden Lodge
Listing Date: 16 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1138123
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38138
Location: Battlesden, Central Bedfordshire, LU7
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Battlesden
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Battlesden with Pottesgrove
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
SP 92 NE BATTLESDEN WATLING STREET (A5)
4/35 Battlesden Lodge
Entrance lodge to Battlesden House (now demolished). Part of work carried
out 1860-1868 by G H Stokes (advised by Sir Joseph Paxton) for Sir Edward
Page-Turner. Late C19 addition to rear. Free Gothic style. Red brick
with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Original structure small T-plan, of
one storey and attics, 2 and 3-light moulded mullion and transom windows,
with brick aprons and cornices of brick surmounted by ashlar. NW gable has
canted bay to ground floor. Porch within W angle. Moulded square-headed
opening has impost blocks and heavy keystone surmounted by engaged ball
finial. Moulded string course at first floor level to main elevations,
breaking forward around cornices of canted bay and porch. Stone coping to
gables and parapets. Variety of decorative stone finials to gables.
Chimney stacks have moulded stone cornices. Similar to Milton Lodge, Milton
Bryan (see item 12 / 60 ). D Bassett, "G H Stokes at Battlesden and Belle
Vue", Architectural History, vol 26, 1983, pp92-5. Beds, Record Office:
T18/36, lease of 1868.
Listing NGR: SP9575328270
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