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Description: Wells Folly
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 130221
OS Grid Reference: SP2261631493
OS Grid Coordinates: 422616, 231493
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9814, -1.6721
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2/108 Wells Folly
Detached house. Dated 1905 on chimney stack, house designed by Guy
Dawber. Thinly bedded coursed limestone with pointing raked out,
stone slate roof, brick stacks, ceramic ridge tiles. Compact
Cotswold type plan with gabled 2-storey poch off-centre left and
broad gabled cross wing at centre, service court continuous to
right with large round-headed carriage entry with original
decorative double plank doors under gable. Small circular turret
at right-hand corner with slit windows and casements within stone
surrounds with curved pointed heads. Facade: 2 storeys and attic,
irregular fenestration all 2 or 5-light untreated oak-framed
casements with leaded panes. Central, moulded, round-headed
opening to porch with segmental oriel above bearing carved coat of
arms with dragon at centre and latin inscription UT ROSA SIC VITA
below. Kneelers to gable above decorated with carved dragons.
Plank door with decorative studs in round-arched head within porch.
Return left; twin 2-storey gables flanking recessed verandah with
large external stack at rear. Service courtyard mainly as built
including square ventilation turret with hanging stone slate around
base and timber louvres above, pyramidal roof with weather vane.
Decorative rainwater head at rear. All gutters supported by curved
Interior apparently as built. (Small Country Houses of Today P.38
(1983) Edited by Lawrence Weaver).
Listing NGR: SP2261631493
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Source: English Heritage
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