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Latitude: 52.3166 / 52°18'59"N
Longitude: 1.1168 / 1°7'0"E
OS Eastings: 612530
OS Northings: 273290
OS Grid: TM125732
Mapcode National: GBR TJK.M6C
Mapcode Global: VHL9M.91RG
Entry Name: Folly Tower About 300 Metres South South East of Yaxley Hall
Listing Date: 14 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1033117
English Heritage Legacy ID: 279604
Location: Yaxley, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Yaxley
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Yaxley St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
YAXLEY HALL LANE (SOUTH SIDE)
3/148 Folly Tower about 300m
- south south east of
Gazebo in the form of a small church tower. Said to have had 1852 datestone,
probably built for P.R. Welch of Yaxley Hall (q.v.). Flint and red brick
rubble with stone dressings. A square on plan with diagonal buttresses at
angles. Once 2 storeys and taller. To front an entrance with a reused C15
stone arch, pointed with inner chamfer, outer Tudor Rose ornament, roll
moulded bell capitals to responds, jambs are early ovolo moulded red brick,
string course to upper level which is set back slightly and had pointed arched
windows. 4 stage full height buttresses with stone offsets. To rear an
external stair led to upper storey. Formerly had an embattled parapet.
Interior cement rendered with pointed arched niches.
Listing NGR: TM1253073290
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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