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Folly in Garden of Oakhurst, Thaxted

Description: Folly in Garden of Oakhurst

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 June 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 122466

OS Grid Reference: TL6116130790
OS Grid Coordinates: 561161, 230790
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9523, 0.3438

Location: Park Street, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2ND

Locality: Thaxted
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM6 2ND

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Listing Text

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TL63SW: 5/866 Folly in garden
GV of Oakhurst

Garden house. Early C19. Octagonal 1 storey flint folly with
brick quoins and brick plinth. Some of the flints are vitrified
and thought to have originated from a kiln in the grounds of the
adjoining Aldeborough House which fired bricks for the windmill
of 1805 Gothick arched door with fanlight filled in with 2
doveholes. Plank door, 4 Gothick windows with over-lapping
glazing. Underneath the windows are panels of unknapped flints
flanked by vitrified flints contrasting in colour and texture.
2 sides have brick crosses and worn medieval corbel heads thought
to have come from Tilty Abbey. Armorial shield over door. To
the rear is a round-headed blocked doorcase but internally the
original Gothick headed shape is visible. 3 sides of brick work
have been renewed Roman cement ceiling. Floor is of cross
sections of whole tree trunks.

Listing NGR: TL6116630782

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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