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Folly Tower, 20 Metres South of Stables Complex, Henstridge

Description: Folly Tower, 20 Metres South of Stables Complex

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 261825

OS Grid Reference: ST7113120118
OS Grid Coordinates: 371131, 120118
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9797, -2.4126

Location: Henstridge, Somerset BA8 0PF

Locality: Henstridge
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA8 0PF

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Listing Text


3/89 Folly tower, 20 metres South of
Stables complex


Folly tower. Early C19. Local stone coursed rubble; flat roof hidden by parapet. Circular plan, with 4 buttresses added
c1929. 4-stage tower with string courses and battlemented parapets, buttresses battered and curved, with flat offsets:
circular arched doorway on North East side, and a variety of pointed arched openings to all stages; some with
ornamental leaded light windows: iron straps around each level, above string courses, fitted before buttreses. Thought
by owner (March 1983) to be a relic of the estate of an earlier house on the site; part of a large estate with many
good collected items; the main house, of 1881, is of lesser interest and not listed.

Listing NGR: ST7113120118

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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