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Latitude: 51.571 / 51°34'15"N
Longitude: -0.6952 / 0°41'42"W
OS Eastings: 490525
OS Northings: 186595
OS Grid: SU905865
Mapcode National: GBR D5Z.K1H
Mapcode Global: VHDWC.WST2
Entry Name: Lord Boston's Folly
Listing Date: 5 April 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159277
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46939
Location: Hedsor, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, SL8
Civil Parish: Hedsor
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Hedsor
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
HEDSOR HARVEST HILL
SU 98 NW
6/55 Lord Boston's Folly
Folly. Late C18. Flint with brick dressings. 4 castellated towers, one
round, one semi-circular, one hexagonal and the other square, with link
walls on S. and W. sides, the round tower free-standing. Tall free-standing
buttressed wall between round and hexagonal towers. Round tower is of
3 storeys, with battlements, blind pointed windows, and door in 2-centred
arch. Square tower is of 2 storeys and has stepped battlements with
small open roundels, pointed first floor windows, and 2-centred arches
to ground floor. Arches have raised flint dripmould. Hexagonal tower, formerly
used as gardeners house, is also of 2 storeys and has remains of similar
battlements and dripmould over lower openings. Arched windows to ground
floor, pointed windows above, some blind; doorway with pointed head in E.
side. All towers have blind brick arrow slits. Link walls have small
open roundels. Wall between square and hexagonal towers has mostly collapsed.
Listing NGR: SU9052586595
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