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Folly, Carreglwyd

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfaethlu, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.3604 / 53°21'37"N

Longitude: -4.545 / 4°32'41"W

OS Eastings: 230738

OS Northings: 387855

OS Grid: SH307878

Mapcode National: GBR HM4T.JVV

Mapcode Global: WH424.4SZQ

Entry Name: Folly, Carreglwyd

Listing Date: 16 February 2001

Last Amended: 16 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24787

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set within woodland to W of the walled garden at Carreglwyd; c120m NW of the house.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Holyhead

Community: Llanfaethlu

Community: Llanfaethlu

Locality: Carreglwyd

Traditional County: Anglesey

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C18 folly/lookout tower. Probably built as part of the improvements to the estate which were thought to be carried out under the direction of Mary Trygarn, mother of Holland Griffiths, owner of the estate at that time.


Stone steps lead up to a circular viewing platform. Low rubble wall with roughly embattled coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early C18 folly, which provided a viewing platform over Holyhead harbour. Contemporary with the remodelling of the adjacent house at Carreglwyd and the development of the ancillary estate buildings of the early C18.

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