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Russett's Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0344 / 52°2'3"N

Longitude: -0.4985 / 0°29'54"W

OS Eastings: 503095

OS Northings: 238396

OS Grid: TL030383

Mapcode National: GBR G39.DS9

Mapcode Global: VHFQT.94T8

Entry Name: Russett's Lodge

Listing Date: 17 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37407

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ampthill

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 0338 1/130
774

PARK HILL
Russett's Lodge

(Formerly listed as no. 41 (Russett's Lodge))

17.7.51.

II

Late C18 adaptation by Chambers of a small late C17 building. On a frontage
of barely 20 ft, a classical design with regular pedimented facade, containing
a plain 6-panel door flanked by severe stone pilasters, which support a
massive entablature. A narrow window on either side of the door, a larger
one on either side of the building, a small semi-circular one in the pediment.
The whole lodge is built in header courses, of red brick at the sides,
of mainly blue and other dark 'seconds' in front, the pediment infilled
with smooth-faced blue-glazed irregularly-shaped lumps of clay, in imitation
of flint-work. Heavy stone dressings: steps and plinth below, narrow
band at base of windows, long-and-short quoins and window edges, and stone
modillioned cornice. The whole classical lodge is added directly on to
a similarly shaped C17 building in red brick (English bond), with pronounced
coved eaves at a slightly lower level than Chambers' classical cornice.
Red tiled roof throughout. Originally this must have been a C17 double
cottage: the brick flat arch over a side door (of the unaltered section)
is continued over a bricked-up space for a second such door. Moreover
the pitch of (C17) roof was too steep for the correct angle of the classical
pediment, which deliberately forsakes the angle of the older tiled roof
behind it.


Listing NGR: TL0309538396

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