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Crawley Lodge January 2008
Crawley Lodge January 2008

Crawley Lodge stands at the entrance to Woburn Park in Turnpike Road, almost opposite the junction with Horsepool Lane. It was listed by the former Department of Environment in February 1987 as Grade II, of special interest.

The lodge was built in 1852, at the same time as 1 to 3 Turnpike Road opposite. It is constructed in yellow brick with rendered dressings and has a 20th century tiled roof. It is small, single-storeyed and built in an L-shape.

The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified that every building and piece of land in the country was to be assessed to determine its rateable value. The valuer visiting the lodge [DV1/H140/37] discovered that the tenant and gate keeper was William Saunders. His accommodation comprised a reception room, a kitchen and two bedrooms.