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Houghton House
ENGLISH HERITAGE

Ampthill
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3RP
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 582700
Houghton House
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The shell of a 17th-century mansion commanding magnificent views, reputedly the inspiration for the 'House Beautiful' in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Built around 1615 for Mary, Dowager Countess of Pembroke, in a mixture of Jacobean and Classical styles: the ground floors of two Italianate loggias survive, possibly the work of Inigo Jones.

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