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The Chestnuts

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9879 / 51°59'16"N

Longitude: -0.6185 / 0°37'6"W

OS Eastings: 494964

OS Northings: 233063

OS Grid: SP949330

Mapcode National: GBR F2D.6H1

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.79DD

Entry Name: The Chestnuts

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113991

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38209

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

SP 9433-9533 WOBURN GEORGE STREET
(East side)
8/106
22.10.52 No. 7 (The Chestnuts)
GV II*
House. Later C18. Red brick, that to front elevation in header bond, with
English bond to gable ends. Quoins, string course and cornice of Totternhoe
clunch. Slated mansard roof. Double-pile plan. 2 storeys and attics. C19
single-storeyed outbuildings project from rear. Symmetrical front elevation.
Ground floor has 2 Venetian windows, the pilasters, entablatures and
archivolts of wood. Semi-circular heads of central sashes are hidden by wood
louvres set into arch of surround. First floor has 2 modified Venetian
windows flanking single sash window. These differ from ground floor windows
in that central window and central part of outer ones have flat-headed sashes
surmounted by ogee arches. All 3 have simple console brackets below sills.
Outer windows are set into slightly projecting bays. Attic has 3 pedimented
dormers, all containing sashes with glazing bars. Central doorway has 6-panel
door, upper pair glazed, other 4 fielded, set in plain reveals. Flanking
pilasters support an ornamented ogee head, all of timber. String course and
cornice have simple mouldings. Red brick integral stacks to both gable ends.
Interior: 2 ground floor rooms retain fielded pine panelling and fire
surrounds. Open well staircase with paired barleytwist balusters. Ground and
first floor windows retain internal panelled shutters.


Listing NGR: SP9496433063

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