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Latitude: 51.4251 / 51°25'30"N
Longitude: -0.1184 / 0°7'6"W
OS Eastings: 530918
OS Northings: 171249
OS Grid: TQ309712
Mapcode National: GBR FY.YNF
Mapcode Global: VHGRC.WFSV
Entry Name: The Folly at St Michaels Convent (Formely Known As Park Hill)
Listing Date: 6 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386202
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471627
Location: Lambeth, London, SW16
Electoral Ward/Division: Streatham Wells
Built-Up Area: Lambeth
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Streatham Immanuel and Saint Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
TQ 3071 STREATHAM COMMON NORTH, SW16
1207/34/10101 The Folly at St Michael's Convent
(Formerly known as Park Hill)
Folly. Built after 1875 and before 1899, probably for Sir Henry Tate, in Perpendicular style. Built of stock brick and earlier red bricks rendered in concrete to simulate ashlar (Pulhamite) and with ashlar quoins. Comprises octagonal tower with crenellated parapet about 25-30 feet high and about 15 feet across with two-centred arched door to ground floor chamber. Open upper storey is approached by a flight of steps leading across a stone four-centred arch with simple trefoiled spandrels with hood mould. Some lancet windows and some cruciform arrow slits of porous rock. Attached to the tower is a wall with two-centred arched entrance wuth cast iron spear railings. The folly was much overgrown by creepers at time of survey. The tower gave panoramic views over Streatham. The grounds of Park Hill were laid out in the late C19 by Robert Marnock.
["The Garden", 19 Jun 1886, 568-569.]
Listing NGR: TQ3091871249
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