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HER Number:MDV32451
Name:Folly at Roborough, Pilton


Late 19th century folly in the form of a ruined Gothic castle.


Grid Reference:SS 567 350
Map Sheet:SS53NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPilton West
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53NE/88
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOLLY (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1984, West Pilton, 37 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350701.

Goodwin, N., 1989, Folly Approx 100m north of Roborough House (Worksheet). SDV77171.

Vis=13/6/1989 (goodwin). Encroached by ivy, a few loose stones otherwise in good condition (goodwin).

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1317999 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Folly approximately 100 metres north of Roborough House. Folly, late C19, in form of Gothic castle ruin. Rubble stone. Small partially constructed battlemented tower with round arched window and low crenellated curtain wall to south and east. One of various elements forming a sylvan landscaped garden to Roborough House.
Date first listed: 16th November 1984

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350701List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. West Pilton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 37.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1317999.
SDV77171Worksheet: Goodwin, N.. 1989. Folly Approx 100m north of Roborough House. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV123095Related to: Roborough House, West Pilton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2019 7:44AM