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138-140 Old Bedford Road

Address : 138 & 140 Old Bedford Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0892622256

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : Built post 1880. Pair of semi-detached dwellings of Luton Grey brick with terracotta detailing and red brick to canted bay windows at ground and first floor which are mounted by hipped roof with lead detailing and finial. Pitched natural slate roofing with decorative ridge tiles. First floor flush windows have decorative red brick arches and aprons below. Decorative red brick string course running below roofline. Number 140 has later added porch to ground floor in sympathetic timber and glass with lean to slate roof. Number 138 has fan light above front door with lead light detailing and decorative brick arch above with keystone. Ground floor window to left of door has red brick arch with keystone and apron detailing beneath. Original timber joinery has been retained

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Group Value and Contribution to Built Environment; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to 138-140 Old Bedford Road and are all within about 400 metres :

Clarendon Road
12 & 14 Clarendon Road [Draft Local List]
Cromwell Hill
16 Cromwell Hill [Draft Local List]
Frederick Street
3-7 Frederick Street - Factories [Draft Local List]
9 Frederick Street [Draft Local List]
12 & 14 Frederick Street [Draft Local List]
Lansdowne Road
22 Lansdowne Road [Draft Local List]
23 Lansdowne Road [Draft Local List]
New Bedford Road
120 New Bedford Road [Draft Local List]
135 New Bedford Road [Draft Local List]
North Street
1 North Street - Seventh Day Adventist Church [Draft Local List]
Old Bedford Road
English Rose Public House [Draft Local List]
146 Old Bedford Road [Draft Local List]

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