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Folly 70 Metres South West of Crimplesham Hall, Crimplesham

Description: Folly 70 Metres South West of Crimplesham Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 221660

OS Grid Reference: TF6472603833
OS Grid Coordinates: 564726, 303833
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6073, 0.4312

Location: Main Road, Crimplesham, Norfolk PE33 9DU

Locality: Crimplesham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9DU

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Listing Text


3/5 Folly 70m south-west
of Crimplesham Hall


Folly. 1840's. Gault brick and ashlar with slate roofs. In form of ruined
rectangular area to north of which is Campanile in Italian style. Many re-
used medieval fragments including 3 C14 doorway arches, one C13 doorway arch
and several early Perpendicular windows. Free standing arched doorway to
south with diagonal buttresses leads to open courtyard approached through
similar arched doorway. Arched door to west opens to ornamental lake, above
which is 3-light cusped early Perpendicular window. Further 2-light cusped
windows to south wall. To north Campanile entered through undercut C13
doorway. Above is re-set C14 cross-legged seated figure beneath canopy, the
whole set within triangular-headed niche and of fine quality. Further arched
doorways to east and north of Campanile. Tower rises in 3 stepped stages
pierced at intervals by lancets and with occasional corbelling. Open timber
bellcote under spirelet. First floor room with barrel vault, fireplace with
re-used jambs decorated with shields and emblems in trefoils. Mosaic floor
of cobbles and horses' teeth, some split longitudinally and others
transversely, the whole forming a hollow-sided octagon.

Listing NGR: TF6472603833

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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