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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1161406
English Heritage Legacy ID: 37307
Location: Turvey, Bedford, MK43
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
TURVEY BEDFORD ROAD
SP 9452-9552 (S. Side)
29/585 Turvey Abbey
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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