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Description: The Folly and East Folly
Date Listed: 4 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 135197
OS Grid Reference: SO9750730025
OS Grid Coordinates: 397507, 230025
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9687, -2.0377
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SO 92 NE GOTHERINGTON GRETTON ROAD
5/102 The Folly and East Folly
Pair of cottages. Mid C19. Highly fossiliferous limestone
reputed to be from the Burford area and tufa on a coursed squared
and dressed limestone plinth; stone slate roof with ashlar stacks.
Rectangular main body with almost contemporary extensions in same
style to rear. C20 flat-roofed garage to No 2 not of special
interest. Symmetrical 4-windowed facade: two 3-light and two 2-
light trefoil-headed stone-mullioned casements to the ground floor.
Tall blocked arch with dressed stone jamb stones and quoins, and
fleur-de-lys finial at the centre of each cottage; small niche
marking the position of the dividing wall between the two cottages;
similar niche above. Relieving arches to all ground floor
windows. Four 2-light trefoil-headed stone-mullioned casements at
first floor level each with projecting stone trough below its sill
and single large shell at top. Similar shell within first floor
niche. All windows with decorative leaded panes. Bull's-eye
'window' with radiating rubble surround and circular dressed stone
centre, at centre of each cottage at first floor level. Three
similar bull's-eye windows, two glazed, at the right gable end; 2-
light trefoil-headed stone-mullioned casement to the ground floor.
Two similar windows and C20 studded plank door within a pointed-
arched surround to the lean-to to the right. Two lancet windows
to the ground floor of the left gable end. Stepped gable-end
coping. Gable-end, axial, and projecting stacks with 'gabled'
Interior contains no features of special interest. Formerly known
as Prescott Cottage and also as Rock Cottage.
Listing NGR: SO9750730025
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Source: English Heritage
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