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Colworth House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sharnbrook, Bedford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2304 / 52°13'49"N

Longitude: -0.565 / 0°33'54"W

OS Eastings: 498100

OS Northings: 260108

OS Grid: SP981601

Mapcode National: GBR DZK.1ZC

Mapcode Global: VHFPT.564G

Entry Name: Colworth House

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37201

Location: Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Sharnbrook

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sharnbrook

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SHARNBROOK COLWORTH ESTATE
SP 965E
2/450 Colworth House
7.5.52
- II*

Country house with compact main wing of 1714-20, replacement side wings with
link blocks of 1770s, linked outbuildings of 1811 and 1890s, rear elevations
altered 1890s. Coursed limestone and ashlar, slate roofs. Main wing of
three storeys: garden front of three bays with ashlar quoins, central of three
windows breaking forward slightly, side ones each of two windows. Pediment of
1770 over central bay with Lee motto and arms; frieze with patera, dentil
course. Second floor has segmental headed windows, first and ground floor
square-headed, the latter taller; all sashes with glazing bars.
Single storey link blocks to two storey side wings: L.H. has three first floor
windows and two ground floor ones flanking large square bay window. R.H. has
four windows each floor. At extreme R.H. is pair of single storey
outbuildings with central archway similar to that at Twin Lodges. Interior of
main wing mostly converted for offices, but neo-Rococo staircase of 1811
survives.


Listing NGR: SP9810060108

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