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The Folly at Oakville

A Grade II Listed Building in Sudbury, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0387 / 52°2'19"N

Longitude: 0.7389 / 0°44'19"E

OS Eastings: 587946

OS Northings: 241351

OS Grid: TL879413

Mapcode National: GBR RJW.1MH

Mapcode Global: VHKF9.R0GY

Entry Name: The Folly at Oakville

Listing Date: 18 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469000

Location: Sudbury, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Sudbury

Built-Up Area: Sudbury

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Sudbury St Gregory with Chilton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 8741
The Folly at Oakville


Folly. Early C19. Of salvaged materials including burnt kiln brick, red and gault brick, reused ashlar, ecclesiastical carving, terracotta and Coade stone ornament. Roof not visible. EXTERIOR: square on plan. 2 storeys. Plank door to north under semi-circular arch of burnt brick voussoirs and with Coade stone head as a keyblock. One arched niche right and left. Flush floor band at first floor of irregular ashlar blocks. First floor lit through a single-light arched casement with leaded glazing, flanked by an arched niche either side containing carved ecclesiastical figures. Each opening with Coade stone heads as keyblocks. Crenellated parapet. South side with two arched windows to first floor fitted with single-light casements with leaded glazing. West side lit through one similar window each floor, both with an arched niche right and left . No openings to east side. INTERIOR: ladder staircase rises to first floor, where the room is lined with full-height plank panelling. 3 windows with coloured glass. Timber ceiling. 4-panelled door from staircase. A unusual folly building incorporating a wide range of materials. 'Oakville' is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TL8794641351

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