Description: Bantam Folly, Approx 200 Yards West of Belsay Castle
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238498
OS Grid Reference: NZ0806678589
OS Grid Coordinates: 408066, 578589
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1017, -1.8751
26/11 Bantam Folly, approx
200 yards west of
Farm buildings. c.1757 for Sir William Middleton. Ashlar with stone slate and
asbestos roofs. Gothick style. A ferme ornée. 9 bays in five sections: 1:3:1:
1-bay end pavilions have boarded doors in architraves. Gabled roofs with flat
coping and kneelers. Pavilion to left has stone slate roof, that to right is
Central section has 7 segmental arches with keystones. All are now blocked up
and have boarded doors set in. The central arch is wider with a tall castellated
dovecote tower above. It has a large quatrefoil with moulded surround, formerly
the entry to the dovecote but now blocked up; and it once had a spire.
Interior of dovecote has many brick nesting boxes.
Belsay: English Heritage : HBMC : 1984.
Listing NGR: NZ0807378590
Source: English Heritage
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