Waterlow Court was assigned a Grade II* listing – a building of special architectural and historical significance – in 1965.
There are many reasons why Waterlow Court is frequently on any local heritage or architectural tour. Here are some of them:
- the timber-framed gateway, or lychgate, that opens under the covered walkway
- the cloister that runs the entire length of the courtyard and was so designed to prevent residents from being exposed to inclement weather
- the lime-washed brick
- the timber-framed exterior elevations
- the Bedford red clay plain tiles
- the high brick chimney stacks
- the decorative leaded downpipes
- the light blue oak plank doors, and
- the elm dog-leg staircases with decoratively finished balusters and newel posts.
Thank you M. H. Baille Scott!