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Latitude: 54.0675 / 54°4'2"N
Longitude: -1.7591 / 1°45'32"W
OS Eastings: 415864
OS Northings: 463530
OS Grid: SE158635
Mapcode National: GBR JP4D.YP
Mapcode Global: WHC83.Y1J4
Entry Name: Yorke's Folly
Listing Date: 3 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187187
English Heritage Legacy ID: 331141
Location: Bewerley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Bewerley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
BEWERLEY NOUGHT BANK ROAD
SE 16 SE (east side, off)
8/13 Yorke's Folly
Folly or landmark. Late C18 - early C19. For a member of the Yorke family.
Gritstone and ashlar. 2 shafts built to look like the ruin of an east
window or church crossing, with springers for arches and deeply-chamfered
quoins. Each shaft L-shaped on plan and approximately 15 metres high.
Originally a structure of 3 columns know as 'Three Stoups', one was blown
down in 1893. They were said to have been built when work was scarce in the
district and to have been a landmark 'for many generations' in 1894
(Speight). The Yorkes built the new hall at Bewerley in 1815-20 and it is
likely that this landmark was erected as part of the landscaping of the area
at that time. H Speight, Nidderdale, 1894, p 457.
Listing NGR: SE1586463530
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