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Milton Ernest Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Milton Ernest, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1905 / 52°11'25"N

Longitude: -0.5136 / 0°30'48"W

OS Eastings: 501704

OS Northings: 255731

OS Grid: TL017557

Mapcode National: GBR G1B.NYY

Mapcode Global: VHFQ1.16TM

Entry Name: Milton Ernest Hall

Listing Date: 14 June 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37018

Location: Milton Ernest, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Milton Ernest

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Milton Ernest

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

6/248 Milton Ernest Hall

William Butterfield's only complete country house, 1853-58, a confident Gothic
Revival design. Coursed local limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, red
brick relieving arches over windows, some chequer brick and stone work, clay
tile roofs. The main block is L-plan with a steep high roof and tall
rectangular multiple ridge stacks. North (entrance) facade has sequence of
three gables descending from left to right, the left hand half-hipped; the
projecting two storey entrance is on the right; to its left is the main
staircase which has three large traceried windows under chequer brick and
stone work. The south (garden) front has a gable on the left hand: on the
ground floor there are two 2-light windows separated by a buttress, and two 2-
light windows on the first floor. To the right is a three storey projection
from a shallow hipped gable with tall narrow bay windows culminating in an
elaborate timber gable. Four dormers in roof. Alternate stone and brick
voussoirs to windows. The east elevation has a two storey bay on the left
hand with a conical roof, two dormers and a conservatory, two ground floor
buttresses and five first floor pairs of windows. The west (river) elevation
has kitchen and sculleries recessed below terraces in front, with four gables
and three decorated roof ridges behind. Part of garden area (now Garden
Centre) defined by stone walls attached to house. Altered interior: wooden
chimney pieces with simple Gothic detailing; Gothic tracery to staircase.
Paul Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971; Mark Girouard, The Victorian Country
House, 1979.

Listing NGR: TL0170455731

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

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