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Chinese Pavilion, at Centre of Maze

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9807 / 51°58'50"N

Longitude: -0.5933 / 0°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 496711

OS Northings: 232292

OS Grid: SP967322

Mapcode National: GBR F2F.SYQ

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.NGQY

Entry Name: Chinese Pavilion, at Centre of Maze

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158303

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38273

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 Chinese Pavilion, at
centre of maze
- II*
Garden building in form of small Chinese Temple. Circa 1833, based on a
design from Sir William Chambers' Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture,
Dresses, Machines and Utensils, of 1757. Erected for John 6th Duke of
Bedford. Painted timber and metal. Single-storeyed, octagonal structure.
Stands on raised stone floor, paved in octagonal pattern in 2 types of stone.
8 columns with moulded base support pagoda style roof. Fretwork panels below
eaves link the columns. Balustrading between columns on alternate sides also
formed by fretwork panels. Roof is surmounted by central octagonal lantern,
also with fretwork sides and canopied roof. Suspended from each angle of main
roof and lantern roof are glass bells, alternatively red and blue. Whole
structure covered with painted decoration, predominantly in red, yellow and
green, that to ceiling imitating bamboo-work.
C. Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, April 7th 1983,
p. 861.

Listing NGR: SP9671132292

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