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Sham Castle/Folly 430 Metres South West of Belchamp Hall, Belchamp Walter

Description: Sham Castle/Folly 430 Metres South West of Belchamp Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115726

OS Grid Reference: TL8237040368
OS Grid Coordinates: 582370, 240368
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0317, 0.6571

Location: Belchamp Walter, Essex CO10 7AS

Locality: Belchamp Walter
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 7AS

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Listing Text

TL 84 SW

1/7 Sham Castle/folly 430
metres south west of
Belchamp Hall


Sham Castle/folly. C19. Of flint and uncoursed rubble with red brick dressings
and detail. Tall narrow tower at north end with tall brick battlements, cross
shaped openings and linked to main wall by a brick arch. The central section of
wall has a pointed arched window opening, a spur wall and is slightly curved on
its east face. To the south is a circular 'tower' much covered in ivy.
Originally built to be an eyecatcher from Belchamp Hall.

Listing NGR: TL8237040368

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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