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The Folly and East Folly

A Grade II Listed Building in Gotherington, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9687 / 51°58'7"N

Longitude: -2.0377 / 2°2'15"W

OS Eastings: 397507

OS Northings: 230025

OS Grid: SO975300

Mapcode National: GBR 2LF.FNL

Mapcode Global: VHB1B.MSM5

Entry Name: The Folly and East Folly

Listing Date: 4 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091683

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135197

Location: Gotherington, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Gotherington

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Woolstone St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/102 The Folly and East Folly


Pair of cottages. Mid C19. Highly fossiliferous limestone
reputed to be from the Burford area and tufa on a coursed squared
and dressed limestone plinth; stone slate roof with ashlar stacks.
Rectangular main body with almost contemporary extensions in same
style to rear. C20 flat-roofed garage to No 2 not of special
interest. Symmetrical 4-windowed facade: two 3-light and two 2-
light trefoil-headed stone-mullioned casements to the ground floor.
Tall blocked arch with dressed stone jamb stones and quoins, and
fleur-de-lys finial at the centre of each cottage; small niche
marking the position of the dividing wall between the two cottages;
similar niche above. Relieving arches to all ground floor
windows. Four 2-light trefoil-headed stone-mullioned casements at
first floor level each with projecting stone trough below its sill
and single large shell at top. Similar shell within first floor
niche. All windows with decorative leaded panes. Bull's-eye
'window' with radiating rubble surround and circular dressed stone
centre, at centre of each cottage at first floor level. Three
similar bull's-eye windows, two glazed, at the right gable end; 2-
light trefoil-headed stone-mullioned casement to the ground floor.
Two similar windows and C20 studded plank door within a pointed-
arched surround to the lean-to to the right. Two lancet windows
to the ground floor of the left gable end. Stepped gable-end
coping. Gable-end, axial, and projecting stacks with 'gabled'
Interior contains no features of special interest. Formerly known
as Prescott Cottage and also as Rock Cottage.

Listing NGR: SO9750730025

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