Description: Folly Tower About 300 Metres South South East of Yaxley Hall
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
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YAXLEY HALL LANE (SOUTH SIDE)
3/148 Folly Tower about 300m
- south south east of
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
Source: English Heritage
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