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Latitude: 55.1017 / 55°6'5"N
Longitude: -1.8751 / 1°52'30"W
OS Eastings: 408066
OS Northings: 578589
OS Grid: NZ080785
Mapcode National: GBR H9BG.V0
Mapcode Global: WHC31.51BB
Entry Name: Bantam Folly, Approx 200 Yards West of Belsay Castle
Listing Date: 22 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152975
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238498
Location: Belsay, Northumberland, NE20
Civil Parish: Belsay
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Bolam St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
26/11 Bantam Folly, approx
200 yards west of
Farm buildings. c.1757 for Sir William Middleton. Ashlar with stone slate and
asbestos roofs. Gothick style. A ferme ornée. 9 bays in five sections: 1:3:1:
1-bay end pavilions have boarded doors in architraves. Gabled roofs with flat
coping and kneelers. Pavilion to left has stone slate roof, that to right is
Central section has 7 segmental arches with keystones. All are now blocked up
and have boarded doors set in. The central arch is wider with a tall castellated
dovecote tower above. It has a large quatrefoil with moulded surround, formerly
the entry to the dovecote but now blocked up; and it once had a spire.
Interior of dovecote has many brick nesting boxes.
Belsay: English Heritage : HBMC : 1984.
Listing NGR: NZ0807378590
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