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Latitude: 52.1509 / 52°9'3"N
Longitude: -0.0509 / 0°3'3"W
OS Eastings: 533452
OS Northings: 252076
OS Grid: TL334520
Mapcode National: GBR K6H.5Y6
Mapcode Global: VHGMY.26GH
Plus Code: 9C4X5W2X+8M
Entry Name: Folly Castle About 3/4 Mile North of Wimpole Hall
Listing Date: 22 November 1967
Last Amended: 3 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1317807
English Heritage Legacy ID: 52810
Location: Wimpole, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8
Civil Parish: Wimpole
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Wimpole St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Ely
Folly Castle about 3/4 mile
north of Wimpole Hall
(formerly listed as Gothic
22.11.67 ruins in Wimpole Park)
Folly Castle. 1768-70 by James Essex. Red brick with coursed clunch ashlar
facing. Three towers linked by curtain walling. The centre tower forms an
eye-catcher from the house and is of four stages. Originally with embattled
and corbelled parapet. Each stage has windows of two lights with Y-tracery in
two centre arches and crosslet loop lights. Curtain wall has on west side an
original entrance opening with shields of arms and three-light window with
Y-tracery above. The design is based on drawings supplied by Sanderson Miller
for the first Lord Hardwicke in 1749-50.
R.C.H.M. West Cambs. Mon. (2) p.223
Dr T Cocke: The Ingenious Mr Essex architect (exh. cat.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1984)
Listing NGR: TL3345252076
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