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Rocket Ship Folly, Approximately 200 Metres to North-East of Sorrelsykes House, Burton-cum-Walden

Description: Rocket Ship Folly, Approximately 200 Metres to North-East of Sorrelsykes House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 322507

OS Grid Reference: SE0255488323
OS Grid Coordinates: 402554, 488323
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2905, -1.9623

Location: B6160, Burton cum Walden, North Yorkshire DL8 4UW

Locality: Burton-cum-Walden
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 4UW

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Listing Text

SE 08 NW
2/26 Rocket Ship Folly,
approximately 200 metres
to north-east of
Sorrelsykes House
Folly. Early-mid C19. Rubble. Base in the form of a cube with tapering
diagonal buttresses, and in the west side a narrow doorway with a blind
oculus above. The top of the base has flagged coping about the tapering
circular obelisk which rises from it, with 2 blind round-headed vents in the
west side, and flagged capping. Interior: circular in plan, tapering
towards the top, with beams across. The appearance of the folly has given
it in recent times the nickname rocket ship.

Listing NGR: SE0255488323

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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