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Howbury Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Renhold, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1529 / 52°9'10"N

Longitude: -0.3964 / 0°23'46"W

OS Eastings: 509810

OS Northings: 251727

OS Grid: TL098517

Mapcode National: GBR H36.W2J

Mapcode Global: VHFQ9.24TX

Entry Name: Howbury Hall

Listing Date: 18 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138189

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36504

Location: Renhold, Bedford, MK41

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Renhold

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Renhold

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


7/101 Howbury Hall


Small country house. C18 origins, substantially rebuilt 1849 after fire, by
James Horsford, for Polhill family (Bedfordshire Times, 28 July 1849). Mainly
rendered, but brick visible to part of rear. Slate roof. Symmetrical facade,
2 storeys, with 2 storey wings projecting from rear. 1:2:1:2:1 bays, end bays
projecting, with 2 storey canted bay windows, central bay also projecting
slightly. Rusticated quoins to side and centre bays, string course, modillion
cornice surmounted by balustraded parapet with urns. All windows sashes with
glazing bars, in moulded architraves, those to 3 centre bays with brackets to
sills, those to ground floor centre of canted bays being full height. Cast
iron balconies with scroll brackets to first floor of canted bays. Central 6
panel double door with rectangular fanlight, in porch with panelled pilasters,
architrave, frieze, dentilled and bracketed cornice, urns and stepped gable
end with armorial bearings. Interior: fine C18 panelling to E wing staircase.

Listing NGR: TL0981051727

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