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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9885 / 51°59'18"N

Longitude: -0.6194 / 0°37'9"W

OS Eastings: 494898

OS Northings: 233126

OS Grid: SP948331

Mapcode National: GBR F2D.674

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.68WY

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38241

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Built-Up Area: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

8/138 Town Hall
Town Hall, partly converted to offices. Plaque to S elevation "Built by John
VI Duke of Bedford 1830. Restored by Hastings IX Duke of Bedford 1884.
Enlarged by Herbrand XI Duke of Bedford 1912." Original 1830 design by Edward
Blore, in loosely Jacobethan style. Mottled red brick with ashlar dressings.
Clay tile roof. 2 storeyed gabled rectangualar block with square turret to NE
angle. E gable end: central slightly projecting bay with diagonal buttresses
to angle, giving appearance of aisled building. 4-centred arched doorway
approached by flight of steps. Double doors, upper panels with pointed
arches. Above doorway is canted oriel window with carved Bedford crest to
centre. Mullioned windows with cusped lights. Buttresses are surmounted by
gargoyles and heavy panelled finials. Turret: 3 stages, divided by string
courses. Top stage has 3-centred-arched louvred lights to each side. Lower
stages have some narrower lights with cast iron diamond glazing bars. Moulded
brick eaves cornice with lombard frieze. Leaded pyramidal roof with concave
sides. Side elevations: ground floor reworked using lighter brick. Ground
floor originally open arches with metal grilles (Beds. Magazine Vol.II, pp 87-
88). Large 3-light mullion and transom windows separated by 2-stage
buttresses. First floor has 3-centred arched single lights with cast iron
diamond glazing bars. These rise slightly above eaves level and are under
narrow gablets with stone coping and finials. S elevation has 2 integral
chimney stacks with octagonal moulded brick shafts. W gable end: 2 integral
chimneys similar to S side. Large mullion and transom window to first floor.
Ground floor has low 1912 extension with mullioned windows, 3-centred arched
doorway and stone coped parapet.

Listing NGR: SP9489833126

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