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Lord Berner's Folly, Great Faringdon

Description: Lord Berner's Folly

Grade: II
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

Location: Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8EW

Locality: Great Faringdon
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN7 8EW

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Listing Text

SU 2995

1/14 Lord Berner's Folly


- II

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

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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