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The Gifford Gallery woburn Fine Arts

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9891 / 51°59'20"N

Longitude: -0.6189 / 0°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 494934

OS Northings: 233195

OS Grid: SP949331

Mapcode National: GBR F2D.6CB

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.785H

Entry Name: The Gifford Gallery woburn Fine Arts

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 16 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38232

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Built-Up Area: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(East side)
22.10.52 Nos. 11 (The Gifford
Gallery) and 12 (Woburn
Fine Arts), (formerly
listed as Nos. 4 and 5
High Street)
Formerly a single house, later divided into 2 and ground floor converted to 2
shops. Early C18, shops late C18. Red brick, the walling dark with many
vitrified bricks, the dressings a lighter red. Shallow pitched slate roof
with deep eaves. 3 storeys. First and 2nd floors divided into 2 bays by
moulded brick giant order pilasters. 3:3 windows to both of these floors,
one first floor and 3-2nd floor ones blind. Segmental-headed sashes with
glazing bars, in wide moulded wood cases almost flush with wall. All are
under gauged brick heads with painted fluted keystones, and have moulded sills
with brick aprons below. Ground floor, No.ll: projecting rectangular shop-
front has central glazed double doors flanked by large windows with glazing
bars. The three bays are articulated by 4 slender engaged columns which rise
to form shepherds crook brackets supporting the moulded projecting cornice.
Each section has segmental headed glazed panel to top part, those above
windows with ornamental glazing bars of interlocking rings. ornamental
mouldings to spandrels and frieze above. Ground floor, No.12: projecting
rectangular shop front has central double doors, each of 6 panels, surmounted
by rectangular fanlight with ornamental glazing bars. The flanking windows
have glazing bars. 4 slender moulded pilasters articulate the 3 sections.
Entablature has segmental headed panel spanning whole width of shop front,
with moulded decoration of overlapping discs, and moulded design to spandrels.
Simply moulded projecting cornice. Between the 2 shop fronts, but slightly
off-centre, is house doorway. This has double doors, each leaf of 2 flush
panels and glazed top panel, surmounted by panel with segmental-headed
moulding. Red brick ridge stacks to both gable ends.

Listing NGR: SP9493533196

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