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Latitude: 51.9807 / 51°58'50"N
Longitude: -0.5933 / 0°35'35"W
OS Eastings: 496711
OS Northings: 232292
OS Grid: SP967322
Mapcode National: GBR F2F.SYQ
Mapcode Global: VHFQY.NGQY
Entry Name: Chinese Pavilion, at Centre of Maze
Listing Date: 23 January 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1158303
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38273
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
23.1.61 Chinese Pavilion, at
centre of maze
Garden building in form of small Chinese Temple. Circa 1833, based on a
design from Sir William Chambers' Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture,
Dresses, Machines and Utensils, of 1757. Erected for John 6th Duke of
Bedford. Painted timber and metal. Single-storeyed, octagonal structure.
Stands on raised stone floor, paved in octagonal pattern in 2 types of stone.
8 columns with moulded base support pagoda style roof. Fretwork panels below
eaves link the columns. Balustrading between columns on alternate sides also
formed by fretwork panels. Roof is surmounted by central octagonal lantern,
also with fretwork sides and canopied roof. Suspended from each angle of main
roof and lantern roof are glass bells, alternatively red and blue. Whole
structure covered with painted decoration, predominantly in red, yellow and
green, that to ceiling imitating bamboo-work.
C. Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, April 7th 1983,
Listing NGR: SP9671132292
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