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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1158201



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Central BedfordshireUnitary AuthorityWoburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38258

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SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/155 23.1.61 Sculpture Gallery, adjoining S side of South Stableblock GV I Former conservatory, later converted to sculpture gallery, most sculpture now removed. Circa 1790 by Henry Holland for Francis 5th Duke of Bedford, remodelled 1818 by Sir Jeffry Wyatville. Ashlar, with slate roof. Long rectangular block of a tall single storey. S elevation: symmetrical, with central pedimented bay flanked by 4-window ranges. French windows with round-arched heads and glazing bars. That to central bay is broader and flanked by lower square-headed windows, forming a large Venetian window. All windows have moulded surrounds with decorative keystones. Central bay has panelled pilasters to outer edges. Above Venetian window are 2 large carved paterae, and tympanum contains carved relief of bull. Central bay surmounted by shallow dome by Wyatville. Adjoining both ends of main block are small lower blocks. Each has slightly projecting central bay containing broad round-arched French window, the flanking bays having shallow recesses containing sculptures, and plain parapet with carved panel to centre. Interior: central bay has 8 antique columns brought from Rome by the 5th Duke, and installed by Wyatville to support his shallow dome. Pevsner, p. 170; VCH (Bedfordshire), vol III, p. 460.

Listing NGR: SP9662032443

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Bedford, (1904), 460
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1968), 170
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 96620 32443


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