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Bantam Folly, Approx 200 Yards West of Belsay Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Belsay, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1017 / 55°6'5"N

Longitude: -1.8751 / 1°52'30"W

OS Eastings: 408066

OS Northings: 578589

OS Grid: NZ080785

Mapcode National: GBR H9BG.V0

Mapcode Global: WHC31.51BB

Entry Name: Bantam Folly, Approx 200 Yards West of Belsay Castle

Listing Date: 22 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238498

Location: Belsay, Northumberland, NE20

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Belsay

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bolam St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 0878

26/11 Bantam Folly, approx
200 yards west of
Belsay Castle


Farm buildings. c.1757 for Sir William Middleton. Ashlar with stone slate and
asbestos roofs. Gothick style. A ferme ornée. 9 bays in five sections: 1:3:1:

1-bay end pavilions have boarded doors in architraves. Gabled roofs with flat
coping and kneelers. Pavilion to left has stone slate roof, that to right is

Central section has 7 segmental arches with keystones. All are now blocked up
and have boarded doors set in. The central arch is wider with a tall castellated
dovecote tower above. It has a large quatrefoil with moulded surround, formerly
the entry to the dovecote but now blocked up; and it once had a spire.

Interior of dovecote has many brick nesting boxes.

Belsay: English Heritage : HBMC : 1984.

Listing NGR: NZ0807378590

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