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Latitude: 56.8853 / 56°53'6"N
Longitude: -2.2549 / 2°15'17"W
OS Eastings: 384568
OS Northings: 777126
OS Grid: NO845771
Mapcode National: GBR XH.ZSK5
Mapcode Global: WH9S0.B6HJ
Plus Code: 9C8VVPPW+43
Entry Name: Folly, Fawsyde House
Listing Name: Fawsyde House, Folly
Listing Date: 23 May 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395447
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48021
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Kinneff and Catterline
Electoral Ward: Mearns
Parish: Kinneff And Catterline
Traditional County: Kincardineshire
Later 19th century. 3-stage, single bay, near square-plan Elizabethan-style folly with octagonal angle tower. Sandstone; polished dressings. Stone mullions and transoms to windows. Base course. Crenellated parapet corbelled out. Strip quoins to tower.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: panelled timber door at ground, with barred upper panels, single window at 1st and 2nd floors; corner bartizan to right. Taller octagonal 3-stage angle tower to left with irregularly-spaced narrow stair lights.
Listed for its good design. Built in the grounds of Fawsyde House (see separate listing), the folly is reminiscent of Elizabethan prospect towers, such as the Hunting Tower at Chatsworth, Derbyshire. The folly appears to have been harled. Although some of the harl remains, the masonry predominantly shows through.