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Turvey House

A Grade I Listed Building in Turvey, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1653 / 52°9'55"N

Longitude: -0.6289 / 0°37'43"W

OS Eastings: 493879

OS Northings: 252783

OS Grid: SP938527

Mapcode National: GBR F07.9TB

Mapcode Global: VHFPZ.1TXX

Entry Name: Turvey House

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431167

Location: Turvey, Bedford, MK43

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Turvey

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Turvey

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 9252-9552 (N. Side)

28/623 Turvey House

Small country house. 1793-4 entrance front with top storey added probably
c1830 when the garden front was built. Stucco. Welsh slate roof. Three
storeys. Garden front of seven bays with central and end bays carried
forward. End bays have fluted Corinthian two storey columns flanking first
floor window with bas relief frieze, ground floor window with Corinthian
columns and broken entablature. Central bay has fluted pilasters with
anthemion capitals. Over first floor, large entablature with foliated frieze,
dentil and mutule cornice. Attic storey above has smaller dentil cornice,
blocking course with central and end scroll pediments, the central one topped
by a large anthemion motif. Ground floor windows have architrave surrounds,
ribbed consoles supporting cornices. First floor windows have eared
architraves, bas relief panel over central window, which has corn ear
mouldings to frieze. Second floor windows have moulded surrounds. South West
front terrace with balustraded parapet. To right hand side recessed tower,
later two storey wing. North front has tetrastyle Doric porch to pedimented
central projection, slight end projections of facade, all c.1793 except attic
storey of earlier C19. Cylindrical lantern, visible over attic, lights dome
of staircase hall. Interior has coffered dome to staircase hall with first
floor apse (over entrance hall) of semi-circular plan with fluted Corinthian
columns and ribbed dome. Drawing room has panelled ceiling and serpentine
chimneypiece with console supports.

Listing NGR: SP9387952783

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