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Latitude: 51.9833 / 51°58'59"N
Longitude: -0.5901 / 0°35'24"W
OS Eastings: 496925
OS Northings: 232587
OS Grid: SP969325
Mapcode National: GBR F2F.MMY
Mapcode Global: VHFQY.QDFY
Entry Name: Ornamental Garden Seat Approximately 300 Metres East of Chinese Dairy
Listing Date: 16 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1114018
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38274
Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Woburn
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Woburn
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK
10/178 Ornamental garden seat
approximately 300 m E of
Covered garden seat 1811, the first work of Jeffry Wyatt (later Sir Jeffry
Wyatville) for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Gothick style, with sham plaque to
ceiling showing "H.B. 1145", apparently referring to the founding of Woburn
Abbey by Hugh de Bolebec in 1145. Painted timber structure with slate roof.
Semi-octagonal plan with half-pyramidal roof. Stands on stone paved base.
Externally of plain planks. Interior has applied moulded timber decoration.
Walls have blind pointed-arched arcade with slender columns and cusping.
Slatted bench around sides has moulded supports. Ceiling has cusped panel
decoration, and foliate boss to apex. Front elevation has imitation
buttresses and moulded piers surmounted by finials to outer angles. Moulded
pierced bargeboards imitating cusping.
Clive Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, March 31st
1983, p. 773.
Listing NGR: SP9692532587
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