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Description: Fowl House Approximately 10 Metres to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255286
OS Grid Reference: SJ7830307571
OS Grid Coordinates: 378303, 307571
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6654, -2.3222
SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. -
6/51 Fowl House approximately
10 metres to West of
Fowl House. Circa 1842. Squared and coursed sandstone base, and gault
brick above with grey brick dressings. Neo-Egyptian style; square base
with tall pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to South. Pyramid
with dentil brick string courses and diamond openings between, and stone
obelisk finial with oval side openings. Some of the bricks were originally
inscribed with mottoes: "LIVE AND LET LIVE; SCRAT BEFORE YOU PECK; TRIAL
BY JURY; TEACH YOUR GRANNY; CAN YOU SMELL; GIVE EVERY (DOG) HIS DUE (DAY?);
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY." This is one of a series of eccentric out-
buildings erected on the Tong Estate in the time of the Second George
Durant (d.1844) (qv. Pig Sty and Cow house to North of Acorn Cottage)
G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, p.1591 D. H. Robinson,
The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980, p.53.
Listing NGR: SJ7830307571
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Source: English Heritage
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