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Bantam Folly, Approx 200 Yards West of Belsay Castle, Belsay

Description: Bantam Folly, Approx 200 Yards West of Belsay Castle

Grade: II
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

Location: Belsay, Northumberland NE20 0ET

Locality: Belsay
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0ET

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Listing Text

NZ 0878

26/11 Bantam Folly, approx
200 yards west of
Belsay Castle


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

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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