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Description: Lord Berner's Folly
Date Listed: 10 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 249375
OS Grid Reference: SU2974095654
OS Grid Coordinates: 429740, 195654
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6589, -1.5714
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GREAT FARINGDON FARINGDON HILL
1/14 Lord Berner's Folly
1935 by Lord Gerald Wellesley for Lord Berners of Faringdon House. Tall brick
tower built to command view over Thames valley, l40'O" high. Square plan, plain
Fletton brick tower, originally intended to be whitewashed, red brick upper
stage with 3 round arched windows with glazing bars to each face. Intersecting
tracery. Octagonal crown with stone coping and crenellations at angles with
short stone pinnacles.
Architectural Review: 1936. 69.169.
Listing NGR: SU2974095654
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Source: English Heritage
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