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St Johns Gothic Folly

St Johns Gothic Folly
St Johns Gothic Folly

Standing in the woods along the bottom of the grounds of St. John's House (now, 2020, housing Oakfield C of E Primary School), off the path between Amphill Road/Appley Rise and Appley Lane, stands a seven sided mock Gothic folly. Each side features a 'blind' tall, lancet arched window - there is no entrance into the folly. The folly is now within the fence surrounding the school and is increasingly covered in ivy.

The grounds of St. John's Park were laid out by Humphry Repton in the late 18th century,

The 1897 OS map appears to show the folly and a small, rectangular structure to the east of it.

See also: Ryde  -  Follys

(By Admin: last updated - 26 Oct 2020)

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