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Description: The Folly
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 258801
OS Grid Reference: SJ6386803591
OS Grid Coordinates: 363868, 303591
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6289, -2.5352
BUILDWAS C.P. WENLOCK ROAD
SJ 60 SW
5/19 The Folly
2 cottages, now one house. Probably mid- and late C17 with later
additions and alterations. Timber framed with red brick infill and
cladding, machine tile roofs. 2 cottages, left-hand one of 2 framed
bays with mid-C20 extension to left and right-hand one, probably the
earlier of the 2, also of 2 framed bays. One storey and attic;
framing: exposed to right-hand cottage, 2 large rectangular panels
from cill to wall-plate, long straight tension braces and jowled wall
posts, left-hand cottage clad in C19 painted brick; irregular fenestra-
tion, left-hand part has 2 late C20 casements and door to contemporary
extension to front and one late C19 casement on right, C20 gabled eaves
dormers to left and right; right-hand part has a 3-light late C20
French window to centre and a small late C19 casement to right, 2 late
C20 gabled dormers in roof slope; re-built ridge stack to left of
centre to left-hand cottage formerly an end stack before addition of
C20 extension to left. Interior: timber frame (square and rectangular
panels) substantially intact; chamfered spine beam in main ground-floor
room to right and chamfered cross beam with heavy joists in main ground-
floor room to left.
Listing NGR: SJ6386803591
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