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Assessing the true age of Folly Arch

Is it 200 years older than previously thought?

The Folly Arch, Hawkshead Road, Swanley Bar, North Mymms
Image taken August 2018 by the North Mymms History Project
Released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Folly Arch was thought to have been built around 1740 for Sir Jeremy Sambrooke of Gobions.

But North Mymms History Project archivist, historian Peter Miller, has questioned this and asks whether it could have been built 200 years earlier.

In an article published in the Potters Bar & District Historical Society Newsletter for January 2020, and embedded below, he presents new evidence that questions the date the historic North Mymms landmark was built.

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