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Brown's Folly

A Grade II Listed Building in Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3932 / 51°23'35"N

Longitude: -2.2963 / 2°17'46"W

OS Eastings: 379478

OS Northings: 166062

OS Grid: ST794660

Mapcode National: GBR 0QD.N7R

Mapcode Global: VH96N.47WS

Plus Code: 9C3V9PV3+7F

Entry Name: Brown's Folly

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1021829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314558

ID on this website: 101021829

Location: Bathford, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Monkton Farleigh

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Monkton Farleigh St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Partly in Bathford C.P., Avon.
Folly. 1848 by Mr. Wade Brown. Coursed rubble stone with shallow
hipped Welsh slate roof. Tapered square tower with offset top
stage. Square-headed doorway with C20 steel door on south side,
datestone inscribed W 1848 B/ C 1903 H, oculus below top stage on
north, east and south sides. Top stage has round-arched openings
with keystones and balustraded handrails, the balustrading missing
on north and west sides. Roof on deep bracketed eaves with
chamfered stone cornice below. Built as an eyecatcher, reputedly
to use agricultural labour during a slack time, commands fine views
over Bath and the Avon valley, Wade Brown lived at Monkton Farleigh
Manor House (q.v.) in 1840s.

Listing NGR: ST7947866062

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