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Lord Boston's Folly

A Grade II Listed Building in Hedsor, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.571 / 51°34'15"N

Longitude: -0.6952 / 0°41'42"W

OS Eastings: 490525

OS Northings: 186595

OS Grid: SU905865

Mapcode National: GBR D5Z.K1H

Mapcode Global: VHDWC.WST2

Plus Code: 9C3XH8C3+9W

Entry Name: Lord Boston's Folly

Listing Date: 5 April 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159277

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46939

Location: Hedsor, Buckinghamshire, SL8

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Hedsor

Built-Up Area: High Wycombe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hedsor

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 98 NW
6/55 Lord Boston's Folly
- II
Folly. Late C18. Flint with brick dressings. 4 castellated towers, one
round, one semi-circular, one hexagonal and the other square, with link
walls on S. and W. sides, the round tower free-standing. Tall free-standing
buttressed wall between round and hexagonal towers. Round tower is of
3 storeys, with battlements, blind pointed windows, and door in 2-centred
arch. Square tower is of 2 storeys and has stepped battlements with
small open roundels, pointed first floor windows, and 2-centred arches
to ground floor. Arches have raised flint dripmould. Hexagonal tower, formerly
used as gardeners house, is also of 2 storeys and has remains of similar
battlements and dripmould over lower openings. Arched windows to ground
floor, pointed windows above, some blind; doorway with pointed head in E.
side. All towers have blind brick arrow slits. Link walls have small
open roundels. Wall between square and hexagonal towers has mostly collapsed.

Listing NGR: SU9052586595

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

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