Pevsner's notes about Little Bowden




Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner, CBE,  was a German-born British historian of art and, especially, architecture. He is best known for his 46-volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England (1951-74), one of the great achievements of 20th-century art scholarship.

In Little Bowden he found four points of architectural points of interest.

Saint Nicholas Church which  has a  Medieval nave,  a chancel of 1776 and  double bell­cote of 1900.  he noted that the North chapel arch seems in its details decidedly earlier than 1300 and the North aisle arcade has low quatre­foil piers and finely moulded capitals,



The Old Rectory  opposite the church. Dated 1627. It is Gabled with a centrally placed gabled porch and mullioned windows.


In Braybrook road, he noted a house with the date 1759. The main doorway has  a pediment on Doric pilasters.

In the book published in 1960 he saw "across the road on the garden wall a square Summer House with a pyramid roof", if this still exists, I can't find it.