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Folly at Nerquis Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Nercwys, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1338 / 53°8'1"N

Longitude: -3.1379 / 3°8'16"W

OS Eastings: 323967

OS Northings: 360231

OS Grid: SJ239602

Mapcode National: GBR 70.6L7Q

Mapcode Global: WH77C.RHYF

Entry Name: Folly at Nerquis Hall

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15219

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Located 0.5Km to the NE of Nerquis Hall on a slight rise in a field.

County: Flintshire

Community: Nercwys

Community: Nercwys

Locality: Nerquis Hall Estate

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Exterior

A late C18/early C19 Gothic folly of sandstone rubble. A 2-storey half-round tower with sham crenellated battlements and a blind cross- loop flanked by similar key loops to the upper section. Depressed- arched recess to lower section with decorative quatrefoil with square, open light above. Flanking round corner turrets with similar cross- loops, attached to the central tower by connecting sections of wall with depressed-arched openings with recessed squares above. There are string courses to the upper tower and turret sections and a continuous plain string course connecting each section. The turret to the R and the upper wall sections are ruined. The wall returns to the NE behind the L turret and terminates in a further, similar turret. Walls to dado height complete a rectangle behind the facade.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of small castellated folly, and for its associations with Nerquis Hall.

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