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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: 1113807



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

County District District Type Parish
Central BedfordshireUnitary AuthoritySilsoe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37756

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14/201 Banqueting House


Garden house. 1709-11, by Thomas Archer for Henry Grey, Duke of Kent. Ked brick, partly colourwashed. Stone dressings. Lead covered dome and gables. Baroque style. Consists of domed circular block, from which project 3 pedimented blocks alternating with 3 circular blocks. The central block and the pedimented blocks are 2 storeyed, the circular blocks are single storeyed, and the whole building stands on a basement. Basement: doubled panelled doors to NE circular block, blind windows with air vents to other blocks. Main floor: N pedimented block forms porch of main entrance and is approached by flight of steps. Ionic pilasters flank elliptical arch whose decorative keystone breaks through into the entablature. Tympanum contains carved shell decoration. Panelled door in round-headed opening, with curious Baroque pedimented surround. Other blocks have sash windows with glazing bars under gauged brick flat heads with enlarged ashlar keystones. Upper storey: oeil- de-boeuf windows to SW and SE pedimented blocks and to main block above circular blocks. Main block and pedimented wings have modillion cornice to eaves and pediments. Circular blocks have plain parapets. Each pediment originally surmounted by 3 urns, of which some still survive. Dome surmounted by Ionic circular lantern with wrought iron balustrading, and ball finial to cupola. Interior: basement originally contained kitchen and bathroom. Main floor and porch retain trompe l'oeil paintings by Hauduroy of statuary to walls and coffering to dome. Hidden doors conceal a double privy and a small fireplace. SW and SE pedimented blocks contain small first floor rooms.

Listing NGR: TL0918434741

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 2 Bedfordshire - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: TL 09185 34742


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