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Westoning Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Westoning, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9832 / 51°58'59"N

Longitude: -0.506 / 0°30'21"W

OS Eastings: 502696

OS Northings: 232687

OS Grid: TL026326

Mapcode National: GBR G3V.QVL

Mapcode Global: VHFR0.5FV1

Entry Name: Westoning Manor

Listing Date: 3 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224409

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420472

Location: Westoning, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Westoning

Built-Up Area: Westoning

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Westoning

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

WESTONING

TL 0232 CHURCH ROAD

21/122 Westoning Manor

- II

House, now residential school. 1842-3 for the Rev John William Coventry
Campion. Jacobethan style. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Clay tile
roofs. Complex asymmetrical plan, main part 2 storeys and attics, other parts
2-storeyed or one storey and attics. E elevation: balanced asymmetry. 2
slightly projecting shaped gables. LH one has paired window to ground floor,
2 windows to first floor and one window to attic. RH gable is similar, but
with only one window each to ground and first floors. Central recessed block
has 2 windows to first floor. All are of 2 lights, attic ones mullioned,
others will mullions and transoms. Ground floor of central recess forms
distyle portico in antis. Portico surmounted by pierced stone balustrading,
which is echoed in parapet balustrade. Gables have small blind oculi above
windows, and decorative finials. To centre of recessed bay parapet is carved
stout finials. Recessed bay parapet has carved stone panel with crest.
Various ridge stacks, all with moulded octagonal shafts. S elevation:
features include 2 2-storeyed canted bays surmounted by ornate stone cresting.
N elevation: main block has projecting 2 storey and attics porch gable,
similar to those of E elevation but probably a later addition, with elliptical
archway. To RH is one storey and attics service wing. Most windows have
honeycomb or diamond leaded lights. Interior: much C17 carved woodwork
combined with C19 work in ground and first floor doors, doorcases, and
chimney-pieces, as well as in imperial staircase. C17 woodwork reputed to
come from old house at Wrest Park and old Houses of Parliament. (VCH (Beds.)
iii, 451-3)


Listing NGR: TL0269632687

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