MUSFOL Wainhouse Tower Yorkshire, England, UK, United Kingdom, built 1875, Tower, Chimney, Smoke, Astronomical, Observatory, Richard Dugdale, Gothic, Belvedere, Sir Harry Edwards, Butresses, Folly, Follies,
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The last light at Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset. In the distance is Clavel Tower, in 2006 the Landmark Trust began the work of moving the tower 30 metres away from the cliff edge as it was in danger of collapse into the sea. The name Kimmeridgian is used around the world to describe rocks the same age as those at Kimmeridge (approximately 150 million years old).
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In Faringdon the town's landmark folly is a 140ft tower, which dominates a mound half a mile east of the town. The mound was known for centuries as Folly Hill despite being Folly less. Until Lord Berners in 1935 decided to rectify the problem. "The great point of this tower is that it will be entirely useless". He is supposed to have said. Architect friend, Lord Gerald Wellesley. Lord Berners went on holiday. On his return instead of the Gothic one-off he had envisaged was a more modest and sober looking tower. With just the top of the tower, still to be finished, Lord Berners insisted on Gothic flourishes. An octagonal room and mock battlements were added. It was the last major folly to be built in England Faringdon Oxfordshire, UK 20 miles SW of Oxford 12 miles NE of Swindon
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Waterloo Windmill in Hadnall near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England built circa 1820 to commemorate General Lord Hill's heroic deeds at the Battle of Waterloo.
HORTON TOWER, Cranborne Chase, otherwise known as Sturt's Folly, stands 140 feet high and was once considered to be the tallest non-religious building in the country. Built in 1750 by the local MP, architect and Lord of the Manor, Humphrey Sturt, who may have used it as an astronomical observatory. Now a ruin though it contains modern telecommunications aerials. North Eastern aspect. ref: 01.6/2/23(2)
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A little known folly in the Cumbrian hamlet of Stennerskeugh. It is in the grounds of Hwith House which was built by John Hewetson in 1868 and demolished in 1927. A modern house now stands in its place. The house got its unusual name from the first letter of the christian names of Hewetson's five sons. The folly is behind a high stone wall opposite an entrance to the garden, facing the road. Grid ref 74200140.