Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Wrest Park is a Grade I listed country house with formal gardens located near Silsoe, Bedfordshire. The house was built in 1834 by Thomas de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey, an amateur architect and the first president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. House in the French style of Louis XV with Rococo style estate room interiors on two floors with basement and attic. Park and gardens modified by Lancelot Capability Brown between 1758-60.

Lodges adjoining screen on Park Avenue, built in 1826 in the French Grand Manner style. Built from rendered brick with a slated mansard roof. Elevations with rusticated quoins and slight projecting central bay with cruciform casement window. Dormer windows to all elevations with either triangular pediment or a segmental arched roof. (Similar lodges now derelict north of house also).

Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Wrest Park, Bedfordshire