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Folly Tower, 20 Metres South of Stables Complex

A Grade II Listed Building in Henstridge, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9797 / 50°58'47"N

Longitude: -2.4126 / 2°24'45"W

OS Eastings: 371131

OS Northings: 120118

OS Grid: ST711201

Mapcode National: GBR MZ.LGLL

Mapcode Global: FRA 56TJ.CX0

Entry Name: Folly Tower, 20 Metres South of Stables Complex

Listing Date: 15 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261825

Location: Henstridge, South Somerset, Somerset, BA8

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Henstridge

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


3/89 Folly tower, 20 metres South of
Stables complex


Folly tower. Early C19. Local stone coursed rubble; flat roof hidden by parapet. Circular plan, with 4 buttresses added
c1929. 4-stage tower with string courses and battlemented parapets, buttresses battered and curved, with flat offsets:
circular arched doorway on North East side, and a variety of pointed arched openings to all stages; some with
ornamental leaded light windows: iron straps around each level, above string courses, fitted before buttreses. Thought
by owner (March 1983) to be a relic of the estate of an earlier house on the site; part of a large estate with many
good collected items; the main house, of 1881, is of lesser interest and not listed.

Listing NGR: ST7113120118

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