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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1222165



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Old Warden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 414253

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12/113 Warden Abbey 16.1.52 GV I

Small fragment of a house, built c,1560 for Robert Gostwick. Erected on site of the Cistercian abbey founded 1135 by Walter Espec, with church rebuilding completed later C14. Abbey dissolved 1537. C16 house includes a buttress from the Abbey church. Red brick with some ashlar dressings. Most window surrounds and mullions are in brick, but some have been rendered to imitate ashlar at a later stage. 2 bays, 2 storeys and attics. S elevation: projecting LH block has 2 ground floor windows, each of 3 3-centred arched lights under square heads, within 3-centred arched recesses of different sizes. First floor has canted bay window with 7 3-centred arched lights and moulded cornice. To R of this is integral chimney stack with crow-steps, twisted shaft and spurred cap, all in moulded brick. Recessed RH bay has 4- centred arched door within crocketed ogee-headed stone surround with finial. To first floor is square headed window containing 2 3-centred arched lights, with moulded label. 2-stage buttress to RH. First floor brick string course. Embattled parapet with stone coping. N elevation: first floor has 2-light window similar to S elevation. Semi-octagonal stair-turret (top stage rebuilt C20) has pairs of 3-centred arched lights. 2-stage buttress to LH. W elevation: projecting chimney breast with substantial ashlar lower stage. Interior: ground and first floor rooms retain finely moulded beams and original fireplaces. First floor room has Tudor arched doorway with carved foliate spandrels. 3-bay clasped purlin roof with curved wind braces. On site of Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TL1206343851

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National Grid Reference: TL 12062 43850


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