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Sham Castle/Folly 430 Metres South West of Belchamp Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Belchamp Walter, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0317 / 52°1'54"N

Longitude: 0.6571 / 0°39'25"E

OS Eastings: 582370

OS Northings: 240368

OS Grid: TL823403

Mapcode National: GBR QHF.QXJ

Mapcode Global: VHJHT.B6R9

Entry Name: Sham Castle/Folly 430 Metres South West of Belchamp Hall

Listing Date: 22 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115726

Location: Belchamp Walter, Braintree, Essex, CO10

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Belchamp Walter

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Belchamp Walter St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

BELCHAMP WALTER
TL 84 SW

1/7 Sham Castle/folly 430
metres south west of
Belchamp Hall

GV II

Sham Castle/folly. C19. Of flint and uncoursed rubble with red brick dressings
and detail. Tall narrow tower at north end with tall brick battlements, cross
shaped openings and linked to main wall by a brick arch. The central section of
wall has a pointed arched window opening, a spur wall and is slightly curved on
its east face. To the south is a circular 'tower' much covered in ivy.
Originally built to be an eyecatcher from Belchamp Hall.


Listing NGR: TL8237040368

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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