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The Folly at St Michaels Convent (Formely Known As Park Hill)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XCVGJ+3M

Entry Name: The Folly at St Michaels Convent (Formely Known As Park Hill)

Listing Date: 6 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471627

Location: St Michael's Convent, Lambeth, London, SW16

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Streatham Wells

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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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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