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Speedwell Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9812 / 51°58'52"N

Longitude: -0.612 / 0°36'43"W

OS Eastings: 495422

OS Northings: 232325

OS Grid: SP954323

Mapcode National: GBR F2D.N35

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.BGTK

Entry Name: Speedwell Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38228

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

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Listing Text

SP 9432-9532 WOBURN LONDON ROAD
9/125 Speedwell Farmhouse
22.10.52
- II
House. Probably late C17 in origin, reworked 1795-1802 for the Bedford estate
under direction of Robert Salmon (J M Robinson, "Farming on a Princely Scale",
Architectural Review, November 1976, p279). H-plan, 2 storeys and attics. E
cross-wing bordering with moulding coping to both ends of E cross-wing and to
end of it cross-wing. S elevation: each cross-wing has one window per floor,
those to RH wing off-centre. Central sashes of varying width, with glazing
bars and set in plain reveals. Central block has one hipped dormer containing
small-paned 2-light casement. Doorway to RH, next to junction with cross-wing.
Part-glazed door under C19 timber open porch with sloping roof. Colourwashed
ridge stack to centrala block, at junction with cross-wing. Road elevation:
first floor band, continuing around RH end. Ground and first floor each have
3 sashes with glazing bars in plain reveals. Attic has 2 hipped dormers
containing small-paned casements. Integral stack to RH N elevaton: 2 storeyed
gabled addition within E angle, and various lean-to additions.


Listing NGR: SP9542232325

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