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The Folly in Raby Park, Raby with Keverstone

Description: The Folly in Raby Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 111446

OS Grid Reference: NZ1276623152
OS Grid Coordinates: 412766, 523152
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6034, -1.8039

Location: Raby with Keverstone, Durham DL13 5HG

Locality: Raby with Keverstone
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL13 5HG

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Listing Text

NZ 12 SW
(South side, off)
9/81 The Folly in
14/9/66 Raby Park


Folly to Raby Castle. 1780 by J. Carr, incorporating medieval barbican arch
and other fragments from Raby Castle. Coarse pinkish sandstone arch; other
sections rubble or brick with ashlar dressings and quoins; dense vegetation
obscures possible plinth. Gateway and 2-storey, one-bay towers linked by
walls; right one-storey, one-bay addition in similar materials and style.
Double-chamfered arch, on half-octagonal shafts with moulded capitals, in
stone wall under brick string and parapet containing window with 4 trefoil-
headed lights. Flanking turrets are rubble, and contain small openings with
monolithic round heads, below string and truncated pierced pyramids. Flanking
these are lower narrow rubble sections with quatrefoil openings. Walls, with
windows with 3 trefoil-headed lights, link to towers with 2-light ground-floor
windows and single light above in same style but with brick label moulds.
Embattled parapet. Derelict at time of survey.

Source: A. Rowan, 'Gothick Restoration at Raby' in Architectural History, 15,
1971, fig. 21b.

Listing NGR: NZ1276623152

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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