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
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
Traditional County: Anglesey
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.
Other nearby listed buildings
The Laundry, Carreglwyd
Located to the rear (NW) of the house at Carreglwyd.
Located in the lawned garden directly SW of the house at Carreglwyd.
In an isolated location set within park and woodland. The house forms the centre to the Carreglwyd estate and is set back from the N and E sides of the Porth Swtan road, leading NE off the A5025.
The Stables, Carreglwyd
Located c50m NE of the house at Carreglwyd.
Gateways and walls to NE of Carreglwyd
Located ENE of the house at Carreglwyd.
Located within woodland to SE of the stable range at Carreglwyd, overlooking the lake; c75m ESE of the house.
Bridge, walling and gateposts at the entrance to Carreglwyd
At the entrance, and carrying the main approach road to the house and estate centre at Carreglwyd (to the NE). Spanning a narrow channel along which the waters from the lake drain.
Set back from the S side of a trackway leading SE off the country road between Llanfaethlu and Rhydwyn, on the approach to Church Bay or Porth Swtan; c800m S of the Church of St Rhyddlad.