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The Folly in Raby Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Raby with Keverstone, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6034 / 54°36'12"N

Longitude: -1.8039 / 1°48'13"W

OS Eastings: 412766

OS Northings: 523152

OS Grid: NZ127231

Mapcode National: GBR HHV6.8L

Mapcode Global: WHC5D.8K8B

Entry Name: The Folly in Raby Park

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111446

Location: Raby with Keverstone, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Raby with Keverstone

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Staindrop

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

RABY WITH KEVERSTONE BURNT HOUSES ROAD
NZ 12 SW
(South side, off)
9/81 The Folly in
14/9/66 Raby Park

II*

Folly to Raby Castle. 1780 by J. Carr, incorporating medieval barbican arch
and other fragments from Raby Castle. Coarse pinkish sandstone arch; other
sections rubble or brick with ashlar dressings and quoins; dense vegetation
obscures possible plinth. Gateway and 2-storey, one-bay towers linked by
walls; right one-storey, one-bay addition in similar materials and style.
Double-chamfered arch, on half-octagonal shafts with moulded capitals, in
stone wall under brick string and parapet containing window with 4 trefoil-
headed lights. Flanking turrets are rubble, and contain small openings with
monolithic round heads, below string and truncated pierced pyramids. Flanking
these are lower narrow rubble sections with quatrefoil openings. Walls, with
windows with 3 trefoil-headed lights, link to towers with 2-light ground-floor
windows and single light above in same style but with brick label moulds.
Embattled parapet. Derelict at time of survey.

Source: A. Rowan, 'Gothick Restoration at Raby' in Architectural History, 15,
1971, fig. 21b.


Listing NGR: NZ1276623152

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