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Brown's Folly, Monkton Farleigh

Description: Brown's Folly

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 314558

OS Grid Reference: ST7947866062
OS Grid Coordinates: 379478, 166062
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3932, -2.2963

Location: Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire BA1 7UE

Locality: Monkton Farleigh
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA1 7UE

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/112 Brown's Folly


Partly in Bathford C.P., Avon.
Folly. 1848 by Mr. Wade Brown. Coursed rubble stone with shallow
hipped Welsh slate roof. Tapered square tower with offset top
stage. Square-headed doorway with C20 steel door on south side,
datestone inscribed W 1848 B/ C 1903 H, oculus below top stage on
north, east and south sides. Top stage has round-arched openings
with keystones and balustraded handrails, the balustrading missing
on north and west sides. Roof on deep bracketed eaves with
chamfered stone cornice below. Built as an eyecatcher, reputedly
to use agricultural labour during a slack time, commands fine views
over Bath and the Avon valley, Wade Brown lived at Monkton Farleigh
Manor House (q.v.) in 1840s.

Listing NGR: ST7947866062

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Source: English Heritage

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