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List entry Summary

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

Name: RUINS OF HOUGHTON HOUSE, HOUGHTON PARK

List entry Number: 1321465

Location

RUINS OF HOUGHTON HOUSE, HOUGHTON PARK

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

County District District Type Parish
Central BedfordshireUnitary AuthorityAmpthill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Mar-1972

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37310

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 774 Ruins of Houghton House, Houghton Park

TL 03 NW 3/1

I

2. Ruins of the great house built by John Thorpe in 1615, with alterations by Inigo Jones of circa 1620 Subsequent work by Wren and Chambers was dispersed in the neighbourhood, when the house was dismantled in 1794. Oak staircase now in Swan Hotel, Bedford. Under the control of the DOE. See VCH, pages 289-290.



Listing NGR: TL0392239484

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Doubleday, AH and Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Bedford - Date: 1904 - Page References: 289-290

National Grid Reference: TL 03922 39484

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