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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.


List entry Number: 1100984



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

District Type: District Authority

Parish: North Mymms

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 158526

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Brookmans Park TL 20 SE NORTH MYMMS HAWKSHEAD LANE (north side)

12/262 The Folly Arch


- II*

Gateway and folly. Formerly S entrance to Gobions houses (dem. 1836). Circa 1740 for Sir Jeremy Sambrooke, probably by James Gibbs. Red brick. Large round-headed arch and thin square turrets. Battlemented. The arch has rusticated voussoirs. The turrets are in 3 stages and have slit windows in deep chamfered surrounds with gauged brick heads. 3 floor bands. Modillioned cornice imitating machicolation. Important landscape value. (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2545803028

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 21 Hertfordshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 25458 03028


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