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Folly Arch continues to crack

More cracks have appeared in the grade II listed Folly Arch. The local greenbelt society has written to the local authority demanding action.

Work to repair Folly Arch was supposed to get underway last year but a series of delays has meant that the structure has been left to deteriorate.

The local Green Belt Society has been campaigning for the monument to be repaired but a lack of funds has meant that the work has been left undone. Click here for the North Mymms Green Belt Society's site.

Over recent months the crack under the arch has widened. Steel girders were put in place to try to hold the monument together but despite that more cracks have appeared and the original crack has widened

According to the local Green Belt Society trees may have damaged the foundations making it difficult for the construction to be made safe. The recent wet weather may not have helped.

English Heritage is aware of the problem and representatives from the group have inspected the site.

The North Mymms Green Belt Society has now written to the local authority demanding engineers pay another visit to the site and try to speed up the overdue repair work.

April 23, 2000


More about Folly Arch on this site
History of Gobions EstateChapter One
History of Gobions Estate – Chapter Four
A Modern History of Brookmans Park - Chapter Two
A Modern History of Brookmans Park - Chapter Four
A Modern History of Brookmans Park - Chapter Five
A Modern History of Brookmans Park – Photographs
North Mymms - Parish and People - Photographs Two
North Mymms - Parish and People - Chapter Thirteen
The History of Gobions – Chapter Two
Gobions history to be unearthed – Click Here
Gobions Woodland Trust - Annual Report for 1998
North Mymms - Place Names
Extracts from History Society Archives – 1911

Relevant stories
English Heritage visits Folly Arch - Oct 13, 1999
English Heritage Letter - Oct 3, 1999
Folly Arch - supports in place - Sept 17, 1999
Folly Arch starts to crumble - Sept 12, 1999
Green Belt Society letter - Sept 12, 1999

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