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Turvey Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Turvey, Bedford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1616 / 52°9'41"N

Longitude: -0.6182 / 0°37'5"W

OS Eastings: 494619

OS Northings: 252384

OS Grid: SP946523

Mapcode National: GBR F08.DJS

Mapcode Global: VHFPZ.7XKR

Entry Name: Turvey Abbey

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37307

Location: Turvey, Bedford, MK43

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Turvey

Built-Up Area: Turvey

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Turvey

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TURVEY BEDFORD ROAD
SP 9452-9552 (S. Side)

29/585 Turvey Abbey
7.5.1952
GV II

Early C17 irregularly planned small country house possibly incorporating
earlier building. Coursed limestone rubble with gabled old clay tile roof.
Two storeys and attics. A small number of original leaded casements survive.
Most of the windows belong to the C19 remodelling of the house and are sashes
with glazing bars. In the early C19 the moulded parapet, finials and
classical porch of early C17 date were brought from Easton Maudit in
Northamptonshire and used on the main front. Also from Easton Maudit are the
two double-transomed windows to the garden elevation. The interior of the
house was also extensively remodelled in C19. In the ballroom there is the
remains of an early stone fireplace but the timber ceiling with carved flower
bosses and the sculpted figures on the walls are C19. Even the Jacobean-style
staircase is mainly reproduction.


Listing NGR: SP9461952384

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