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Folly in Garden of Oakhurst

A Grade II Listed Building in Thaxted, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9523 / 51°57'8"N

Longitude: 0.3438 / 0°20'37"E

OS Eastings: 561161

OS Northings: 230791

OS Grid: TL611307

Mapcode National: GBR NFB.HQY

Mapcode Global: VHHLK.X637

Entry Name: Folly in Garden of Oakhurst

Listing Date: 15 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122466

Location: Thaxted, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Thaxted

Built-Up Area: Thaxted

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

The following item shall be added:-


TL63SW: 5/866 Folly in garden
GV of Oakhurst

Garden house. Early C19. Octagonal 1 storey flint folly with
brick quoins and brick plinth. Some of the flints are vitrified
and thought to have originated from a kiln in the grounds of the
adjoining Aldeborough House which fired bricks for the windmill
of 1805 Gothick arched door with fanlight filled in with 2
doveholes. Plank door, 4 Gothick windows with over-lapping
glazing. Underneath the windows are panels of unknapped flints
flanked by vitrified flints contrasting in colour and texture.
2 sides have brick crosses and worn medieval corbel heads thought
to have come from Tilty Abbey. Armorial shield over door. To
the rear is a round-headed blocked doorcase but internally the
original Gothick headed shape is visible. 3 sides of brick work
have been renewed Roman cement ceiling. Floor is of cross
sections of whole tree trunks.

Listing NGR: TL6116630782

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