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Ruins of Houghton House, Houghton Park

A Grade I Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.044 / 52°2'38"N

Longitude: -0.4861 / 0°29'10"W

OS Eastings: 503922

OS Northings: 239484

OS Grid: TL039394

Mapcode National: GBR G33.XK0

Mapcode Global: VHFQM.JWCF

Entry Name: Ruins of Houghton House, Houghton Park

Listing Date: 16 March 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37310

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ampthill

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

774 Ruins of Houghton House,
Houghton Park

TL 03 NW 3/1


Ruins of the great house built by John Thorpe in 1615, with alterations
by Inigo Jones of circa 1620 Subsequent work by Wren and Chambers was
dispersed in the neighbourhood, when the house was dismantled in 1794.
Oak staircase now in Swan Hotel, Bedford.
Under the control of the DOE. See VCH, pages 289-290.

Listing NGR: TL0392239484

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