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Folly Tower About 300 Metres South South East of Yaxley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Yaxley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3165 / 52°18'59"N

Longitude: 1.1168 / 1°7'0"E

OS Eastings: 612536

OS Northings: 273285

OS Grid: TM125732

Mapcode National: GBR TJK.M6D

Mapcode Global: VHL9M.91SH

Plus Code: 9F438488+JP

Entry Name: Folly Tower About 300 Metres South South East of Yaxley Hall

Listing Date: 14 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279604

Location: Yaxley, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: 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

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Folly Tower about 300m south south east of Yaxley Hall


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: TM1253673285

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