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2, Bedford Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0319 / 52°1'54"N

Longitude: -0.4931 / 0°29'35"W

OS Eastings: 503471

OS Northings: 238121

OS Grid: TL034381

Mapcode National: GBR G39.G5G

Mapcode Global: VHFQT.D6N6

Entry Name: 2, Bedford Street

Listing Date: 17 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37323

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Built-Up Area: 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

1.
774 BEDFORD STREET
(West Side)

No 2
TL 0338 1/119 17.7.51.

II


2.
On the site of the ancient Moot-Hall, an ornate corner-building designed
in the Jacobean revival style by Edward Blore in 1852. 2 storeys of mottled
brick with shaped gables. Facades of 45 and 15 ft facing onto Bedford
and Woburn Streets respectively. Red brick dressing and moulding to the
mullioned windows of varying sizes. Graded partly on account of the Town
Clock:-
Riding the tiled roof near the crossroads, is the wooden Clock-tower of
circa 1700. The Clock is set in a square base supporting a carved cupola
formed by 8 columns enclosing alternate round and flat arches, surmounted
by a deeply moulded cornice, above which a pagoda-like leaden roof rises
from its octagonal base to a slender pinnacle. Higher still rises an ornamental
wrought iron spike, carrying a gilded weather vane and 2 onion- shaped
red wooden finials. See drawing of 1813 in FCB, showing this structure
on the original Moot-Hall: also VCH page 268.


Listing NGR: TL0347138121

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