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Folly 70 Metres South West of Crimplesham Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Crimplesham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6073 / 52°36'26"N

Longitude: 0.4312 / 0°25'52"E

OS Eastings: 564726

OS Northings: 303833

OS Grid: TF647038

Mapcode National: GBR N5J.FW2

Mapcode Global: WHJPT.LQKJ

Entry Name: Folly 70 Metres South West of Crimplesham Hall

Listing Date: 11 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077767

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221660

Location: Crimplesham, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE33

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Crimplesham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Crimplesham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


3/5 Folly 70m south-west
of Crimplesham Hall


Folly. 1840's. Gault brick and ashlar with slate roofs. In form of ruined
rectangular area to north of which is Campanile in Italian style. Many re-
used medieval fragments including 3 C14 doorway arches, one C13 doorway arch
and several early Perpendicular windows. Free standing arched doorway to
south with diagonal buttresses leads to open courtyard approached through
similar arched doorway. Arched door to west opens to ornamental lake, above
which is 3-light cusped early Perpendicular window. Further 2-light cusped
windows to south wall. To north Campanile entered through undercut C13
doorway. Above is re-set C14 cross-legged seated figure beneath canopy, the
whole set within triangular-headed niche and of fine quality. Further arched
doorways to east and north of Campanile. Tower rises in 3 stepped stages
pierced at intervals by lancets and with occasional corbelling. Open timber
bellcote under spirelet. First floor room with barrel vault, fireplace with
re-used jambs decorated with shields and emblems in trefoils. Mosaic floor
of cobbles and horses' teeth, some split longitudinally and others
transversely, the whole forming a hollow-sided octagon.

Listing NGR: TF6472603833

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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