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North Stableblock Approximately 100 Metres East of Woburn Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9831 / 51°58'59"N

Longitude: -0.5942 / 0°35'38"W

OS Eastings: 496644

OS Northings: 232559

OS Grid: SP966325

Mapcode National: GBR F2F.LLY

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.NF73

Entry Name: North Stableblock Approximately 100 Metres East of Woburn Abbey

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38256

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: 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

23.1.61 North Stableblock
approximately 100 metres E
of Woburn Abbey
Stableblock, forming a pair with another approximately 75 metres to S. The 2
blocks originally flanked entrance to main E front (now demolished) of Woburn
Abbey. Now converted for commercial use. Circa 1750 by Henry Flitcroft for
John 4th Duke of Bedford. Ashlar, with hipped slate roofs. Originally a 2-
storeyed quadrangular building, but part of NE angle demolished 1949-50,
leaving only a single-storeyed structure to this part. W elevation (towards
house): symmetrical 5-bay facade. Central bay has triangular pediment on
engaged paired Tuscan columns. This frames a round-arched recess. The bay
is surmounted by octagonal drum and dome, with Diocletian windows to all sides
of drum. Outer bays formed by slightly projecting pavilions with Venetian
windows to ground floor and Diocletian windows to first floor. Intervening
bays each have 3 sashes with glazing bars per floor. S elevation symmetrical
5-bay facade. Outer pavilions same as those to W elevation. Central
pedimented bay has paired Tuscan-pilasters flanking a round-headed carriage-
arch. Intervening ranges are of 5 windows each, those to ground floor round-
headed sashes with glazing bars, those to first floor oculi with glazing bars.
Adjoining to NW and SE angles are 2 stretches of ashlar screen wall, possibly
c.1790 additions by Henry Holland. NW stretch originally linked stableblock
to NE angle of house. Raised rectangular panels separated by pilaster
strips. SE wall has rusticated piers at angles.

Listing NGR: SP9664432559

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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