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The Folly Arch, North Mymms

Description: The Folly Arch

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 158526

OS Grid Reference: TL2545803028
OS Grid Coordinates: 525458, 203028
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7120, -0.1855

Location: 44 Hawkshead Road, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9 6NR

Locality: North Mymms
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL9 6NR

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Listing Text

Brookmans Park
(north side)

12/262 The Folly Arch


- II*

Gateway and folly. Formerly S entrance to Gobions houses (dem.
1836). Circa 1740 for Sir Jeremy Sambrooke, probably by James
Gibbs. Red brick. Large round-headed arch and thin square
turrets. Battlemented. The arch has rusticated voussoirs. The
turrets are in 3 stages and have slit windows in deep chamfered
surrounds with gauged brick heads. 3 floor bands. Modillioned
cornice imitating machicolation. Important landscape value.
(Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2545803028

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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