RECLAIMED HISTORIC PAIR PIER CAPS FROM ‘Foliejon Park’STOCK REF: 146222685
A pair of reclaimed pier caps from Foliejon Park, Foliejon was originally known as Belestre, a hunting lodge granted by King Edward I to John Drokensford, Bishop of Bath and Wells, later co-regent for his son, King Edward II. He changed the name of his Berkshire residence to ‘Folies Johan,’ which in Anglo-Saxon means ‘owned by John’.It is mentioned in the ‘Rotulorum Originalium Abbreviatio’ that “the palaces of Hyremere and Belestre, commonly called folye Johan were taken by the King in 1313 as payment for debts of the bishop and assigned in 1317 to Oliver de Bordeaux for the rent of a red rose with license to surround the estate of Foly Johan and make it a park”. The property was inherited by Olivier de Bordeaux’s step-son, William Trussell. However, King Edward III, wanting to unify Foliejon with Windsor Great Park, forcibly exchanged it for the manor of Eaton Hastings in the Vale of White Horse in 1359.
Size – 970mm x 970mm x 760mm
price – £6000 + VAT
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