Survey Data

Reg No

21905615


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

Folly


In Use As

Folly


Date

1780 - 1800


Coordinates

167041, 120038


Date Recorded

19/10/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding folly, built c. 1790, comprising three-stage pair of sham ruinous circular towers with connecting curtain wall. Rubble limestone walls. Loop windows to towers with pointed arch opening to curtain wall. Lancet openings to towers.

Appraisal

The castellated shape of this eyecatcher, with towers and curtain wall, exhibits mediaeval style influences in the design. Located on a hill near the site of the original Castle Oliver country house, this folly forms a focal point within the landscape.