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Folly Tower About 300 Metres South South East of Yaxley Hall, Yaxley

Description: Folly Tower About 300 Metres South South East of Yaxley Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279604

OS Grid Reference: TM1253073290
OS Grid Coordinates: 612530, 273290
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3165, 1.1168

Location: Yaxley, Suffolk IP23 8BY

Locality: Yaxley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8BY

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Listing Text

TM 12527329
3/148 Folly Tower about 300m
- south south east of
Yaxley Hall

- II

Gazebo in the form of a small church tower. Said to have had 1852 datestone,
probably built for P.R. Welch of Yaxley Hall (q.v.). Flint and red brick
rubble with stone dressings. A square on plan with diagonal buttresses at
angles. Once 2 storeys and taller. To front an entrance with a reused C15
stone arch, pointed with inner chamfer, outer Tudor Rose ornament, roll
moulded bell capitals to responds, jambs are early ovolo moulded red brick,
string course to upper level which is set back slightly and had pointed arched
windows. 4 stage full height buttresses with stone offsets. To rear an
external stair led to upper storey. Formerly had an embattled parapet.
Interior cement rendered with pointed arched niches.

Listing NGR: TM1253073290

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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