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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE FOLLY IN RABY PARK

List entry Number: 1121773

Location

THE FOLLY IN RABY PARK, BURNT HOUSES ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityRaby with Keverstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Sep-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111446

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History

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Details

RABY WITH KEVERSTONE BURNT HOUSES ROAD NZ 12 SW (South side, off) 9/81 The Folly in 14/9/66 Raby Park

II*

Folly to Raby Castle. 1780 by J. Carr, incorporating medieval barbican arch and other fragments from Raby Castle. Coarse pinkish sandstone arch; other sections rubble or brick with ashlar dressings and quoins; dense vegetation obscures possible plinth. Gateway and 2-storey, one-bay towers linked by walls; right one-storey, one-bay addition in similar materials and style. Double-chamfered arch, on half-octagonal shafts with moulded capitals, in stone wall under brick string and parapet containing window with 4 trefoil- headed lights. Flanking turrets are rubble, and contain small openings with monolithic round heads, below string and truncated pierced pyramids. Flanking these are lower narrow rubble sections with quatrefoil openings. Walls, with windows with 3 trefoil-headed lights, link to towers with 2-light ground-floor windows and single light above in same style but with brick label moulds. Embattled parapet. Derelict at time of survey.

Source: A. Rowan, 'Gothick Restoration at Raby' in Architectural History, 15, 1971, fig. 21b.

Listing NGR: NZ1276623152

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Architectural History - Date: 1971 - Journal Title: Architectural History - Volume: 15

National Grid Reference: NZ 12766 23152

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