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Howard's House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cardington, Bedford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1195 / 52°7'10"N

Longitude: -0.4147 / 0°24'52"W

OS Eastings: 508640

OS Northings: 247985

OS Grid: TL086479

Mapcode National: GBR G2F.3Z3

Mapcode Global: VHFQ8.RZNK

Entry Name: Howard's House

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36651

Location: Cardington, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Cardington

Built-Up Area: Cardington

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cardington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


TL 0847 CARDINGTON CHURCH LANE

9/14 Howard's House
7.5.52

GV II*

House. C18, with C19 and C20 additions. Main block of colour washed rough
cast over brick, later blocks of red brick with only front elevations
roughcast rendered. Clay tile roof. Double-pile plan of 2 storeys and
attics, roof hipped to front but double-gabled to rear. C19 2 storey and
attics block to rear, C2U single-storey flat-roofed additions to side. Front:
symmetrical facade. Central doorway has 6 panel door, top 2 pairs fielded,
rectangular fanlight, moulded door surround, Roman Doric half pilasters,
pulvinated frieze, and cornice. Flanked by 3-light casements. First floor
has 2 similar casements flanking 2-light casement. 3 hipped dormers with 3-
light casements. All windows have leaded lights. Central ridge stack of 4
diagonal flues, rebuilt C20 to slightly less than original height. C18
wrought iron railings and gate to front garden. Rear: irregular elevation
with variety of sash windows. Doorway: Roman Doric half-columns and
entablature, cut by C19 block to R; smaller Doric pilasters and round-headed
arch within, containing semi-circular fanlight and part glazed double doors.
Above doorway is round-headed sash window in moulded surround with keystone.
Above this is balustraded parapet running between 2 gables. Red brick gable
end stack to LH gable, again with 3 rebuilt diagonal flues. Interior: retains
some original C18 features, including panelling, staircase and chimney pieces.
Residence c1760-1790 of John Howard (1726-1790) philanthropist and prison
reformer. (Bedfordshire Record Office, various documents, including W3309 and
CRT 180/155).


Listing NGR: TL0864047985

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