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Folly, Carreglwyd

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfaethlu, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.3604 / 53°21'37"N

Longitude: -4.545 / 4°32'41"W

OS Eastings: 230738

OS Northings: 387855

OS Grid: SH307878

Mapcode National: GBR HM4T.JVV

Mapcode Global: WH424.4SZQ

Entry Name: Folly, Carreglwyd

Listing Date: 16 February 2001

Last Amended: 16 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24787

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set within woodland to W of the walled garden at Carreglwyd; c120m NW of the house.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Holyhead

Community: Llanfaethlu

Community: Llanfaethlu

Locality: Carreglwyd

Traditional County: Anglesey

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C18 folly/lookout tower. Probably built as part of the improvements to the estate which were thought to be carried out under the direction of Mary Trygarn, mother of Holland Griffiths, owner of the estate at that time.


Stone steps lead up to a circular viewing platform. Low rubble wall with roughly embattled coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early C18 folly, which provided a viewing platform over Holyhead harbour. Contemporary with the remodelling of the adjacent house at Carreglwyd and the development of the ancillary estate buildings of the early C18.

Other nearby listed buildings

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    Located to the rear (NW) of the house at Carreglwyd.
  • II Sundial, Carreglwyd
    Located in the lawned garden directly SW of the house at Carreglwyd.
  • II* Carreglwyd
    In an isolated location set within park and woodland. The house forms the centre to the Carreglwyd estate and is set back from the N and E sides of the Porth Swtan road, leading NE off the A5025.
  • II The Stables, Carreglwyd
    Located c50m NE of the house at Carreglwyd.
  • II Gateways and walls to NE of Carreglwyd
    Located ENE of the house at Carreglwyd.
  • II Dovecote, Carreglwyd
    Located within woodland to SE of the stable range at Carreglwyd, overlooking the lake; c75m ESE of the house.
  • II Bridge, walling and gateposts at the entrance to Carreglwyd
    At the entrance, and carrying the main approach road to the house and estate centre at Carreglwyd (to the NE). Spanning a narrow channel along which the waters from the lake drain.
  • II Melin Drylliau
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