Monument record MUN 014 - The Folly

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Site of pyramidal folly, said to have been visible from 20 miles away.


Grid reference Centred TL 6858 6486 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL66SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1838: Not shown on tithe map.
1844: `On Folly Heath is an ancient pyramidal building, which may be seen at a distance of 20 miles, and is said to have been built by one of the Earls of Orford' (S1).
`It has been suggested that this may be the remains of an old hawk house - but no documentary evidence of this can be found at present' (S2).
1880s & 1900s: mapped in plan as stubby 'T' shaped building by OS (S6, S7)
1907: 'On Folly Heath is the end of an ancient building…' (S5)
1926: Shown as rectangular building with short central projection to SE(as on 1880s & 1900s maps) (S4).
1958: Shown as Standing Building on OS 1:10560 map (S3).
1975: No longer shown on OS 1:10000 map.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> (No record type): Whites Directory of Suffolk, 1844, 739.
  • <S2> (No record type): Moulton and District News Round, 1-12, 1972-5.
  • <S3> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 map, TL 66 SE, 1958.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, 1926.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Barker, H. R.. 1907. West Suffolk Illustrated. 267.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S7> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".

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Record last edited

Feb 5 2007 12:39PM

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