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Cook's Folly House trinder House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Bishop, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4718 / 51°28'18"N

Longitude: -2.6395 / 2°38'22"W

OS Eastings: 355680

OS Northings: 174948

OS Grid: ST556749

Mapcode National: GBR JN.LJRR

Mapcode Global: VH88M.68GL

Entry Name: Cook's Folly House trinder House

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379360

Location: Bristol, BS9

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Stoke Bishop

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Stoke Bishop

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/55/1782 (South West side)
04/03/77 Nos.5 AND 6
Cook's Folly House (5) and Trinder
House (6)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.5 AND 6
Cook's Folly House)


House, now attached pair. 1858. Pennant rubble with limestone
dressings, roof not visible. Picturesque Gothic Revival style.
Irregular double-depth plan. 2 storeys, basement and attic;
8-window range.
An asymmetrical composition with scattered fenestration to a
left-hand octagonal tower and right-hand round one, with
flanking walls.
The entrance to No.6 in the parapeted right-hand screen wall
has a wide 2-centred arched doorway, 2-leaf door and mullion
overlight; the large round tower has a central doorway, a drip
with small heads, and corbel table below a tall crenellated
parapet; windows have flat arches and metal casements.
The entrance to No.5 is in the 3-storey octagonal tower, and
is set in a battered wall with a bracketed 2-centre arch to a
2-leaf door with scrolled strap hinges, below an angled
2-light oriel, drip and tall crenellated parapet; windows have
shallow 2-centre arch lintels and plate-glass sashes. The left
corner has a slender octagonal machicolated and crenellated
INTERIOR: few period details survive; C20 panelling and dogleg
stairs. The design was originally a romantic counterpart to
Cook's Folly, built by John Cook as a prospect tower in 1696,
and visible in many topographical views of the Avon Gorge. It
was removed in 1892.

Listing NGR: ST5568074948

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