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Yorke's Folly, Bewerley

Description: Yorke's Folly

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331141

OS Grid Reference: SE1586463530
OS Grid Coordinates: 415864, 463530
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0675, -1.7591

Location: Bewerley, North Yorkshire HG3 5JA

Locality: Bewerley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 5JA

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Listing Text

SE 16 SE (east side, off)

8/13 Yorke's Folly

- II

Folly or landmark. Late C18 - early C19. For a member of the Yorke family.
Gritstone and ashlar. 2 shafts built to look like the ruin of an east
window or church crossing, with springers for arches and deeply-chamfered
quoins. Each shaft L-shaped on plan and approximately 15 metres high.
Originally a structure of 3 columns know as 'Three Stoups', one was blown
down in 1893. They were said to have been built when work was scarce in the
district and to have been a landmark 'for many generations' in 1894
(Speight). The Yorkes built the new hall at Bewerley in 1815-20 and it is
likely that this landmark was erected as part of the landscaping of the area
at that time. H Speight, Nidderdale, 1894, p 457.

Listing NGR: SE1586463530

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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