Alfreds Hall, Cirencester Park, Cirencester - Cotswold

Folly, begun 1721, designed by Lord Bathurst with Alexander Pope's advice, completed 1732. Probably the earliest C18 mock-Gothic castle; part former house, part banqueting house and part mock ruin. Located in Oakley Wood, with rides radiating from it through the wood. The building is in very bad condition and continues to deteriorate.

Alfreds Hall, Cirencester Park, Cirencester - Cotswold
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Alfred's Hall at NGR SO 972 031
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1298719
    Local Planning Authority:
    Cotswold
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    Alfreds Hall
    Locality:
    Cirencester Park
    County:
    Gloucestershire
    District / Borough:
    Cotswold
    Parish:
    Cirencester
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    The Cotswolds
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade I