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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
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
774 BEDFORD STREET
TL 0338 1/119 17.7.51.
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
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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