antiquity; architecture; bizarre; building; Clwyd; Clwydian Hills; folly; hiker; hill top; inscription; Jubilee Tower; landmark; landscape format; Moel Fammau; National Trail; Offa's Dyke; remote; ruin; summit; tower; Wales
Clwydian Hills, North Wales : ruins of the 'Jubilee Tower' folly crown the summit of Moel Fammau (1,817 ft) , the highest point in the Clwydians. It was built in 1810 to commemorate the Jubilee of George lll. The Offa's Dyke National Trail passes right by. ref: 04.2/4/11(01)
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Greensand Hills, Surrey : LEITH HILL - Richard Hill built this 64 foot TOWER on the 965 foot summit of the hill in 1766 - and is buried within. The view from the top extends from London to the English Channel. ref: 01.6/12/12(7)
WORCESTERSHIRE, COTSWOLDS : BROADWAY TOWER stands on the lip of the Cotswold escarpment at 1,048 feet overlooking the wide Vale of Evesham. It was built in Gothic revival style by the Earl of Coventry in 1798 as a prospect-tower for his wife - this is the south-facing entrance doorway. Bredon Hill and the distant Malvern Hills are visible in the distance towards the left.
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Blackdown Hills, Somerset : the WELLINGTON OBELISK, built in 1817-18 to commemorate the Iron Duke, stands on the crest of the Blackdown Hills overlooking the Vale of Taunton Deane and the little town of Wellington itself. ref: 1035489
WORCESTERSHIRE - BROADWAY TOWER stands high on the Cotswold Edge at 1,048 feet overlooking the Vale of Evesham. It was built by the Earl of Coventry in 1798 as a prospect tower for his wife. View southwards with Bredon Hill and the Malverns at right centre and Cleeve Hill and the Cotswold Escarpment at left centre.
WILTSHIRE : the PEPPERBOX (or Eyre's Folly) was built by local landowner Gyles Eyre about 1650. The hexagonal brick building stands at 525 ft altitude on Pepperbox Hill above West Grimstead to the S.E. of Salisbury. ref: Dscn2007
PAXTON's TOWER is a neo-gothic folly built in 1811 by Sir William Paxton in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson - it stands on a hilltop near Llanarthney in Carmarthenshire. Western elevation. ref: 07.5/1/10
SOUTH PENNINES, Rivington Moor : the strange gritstone tower at an altitude of 1,198 feet on RIVINGTON PIKE, high above Bolton, was built in 1733 as a shooting lodge on the site of an ancient beacon. ref: 1000308
OBAN, West Highlands : McCaig's Folly or 'Tower' overlooks the port of Oban with a fine view out towards the hills of Mull. It was built by the banker, John Stuart McCaig, to provide work for the local unemployed. ref: 07.5/1/2
Bremhill, Wiltshire : The Maud Heath Column stands on the crest of Wick Hill near Bremhill overlooking the vale and her Causeway into Chippenham. On its summit sits Maud Heath, the medieval market woman who in 1474 commissioned a Causeway across the marshes into town. The column was erected in 1838 by the Marquess of Lansdowne and the Rev Bowles, Vicar of Bremhill. ref: 21411
Wiltshire - Bremhill near Chippenham : MAUD HEATH's Column stands on the brow of Wick Hill, looking down over the vale towards her causeway into Chippenham. Maud, the market woman who in 1474 commissioned the causeway to be built across the marshes into Chippenham, sits on top of the column complete with her shopping basket. The column was erected in 1838 by the Marquess of Lansdowne and the Rev. Bowles, vicar of Bremhill. ref: 21410
Co.DURHAM - WASHINGTON : the PENSHAW MONUMENT, built in 1844, commemorates Lord Durham, sometime Govenor General of Canada. A classical, Parthenon-style folly, it overlooks the deep valley of the River Wear and the town of Washington beyond. S.E.aspect. ref: 01.4/9/1(01)
DORSET - Hikers traverse the ramparts of HAMBLEDON HILL (630 ft) which encircle the massive pre-Roman hill-fort. Jutting out into the Blackmore Vale from the western escarpment of Cranborne Chase, it was the site of the last stand of the Dorset Clubman during the Civil War. ref : 1038250.031
BATH - the city is seen through the arched gateway of SHAM CASTLE, the folly built on a hilltop overlooking the city by the entrepreneur Ralph Allen in the mid-1700s to improve the view from his house on North Parade. ref: 07.6/1/18(01)
WIMPOLE, Cambridgeshire : This is the Tower of Wimpole's Folly, an extensive sham medieval castle designed by Sanderson Miller for the Earl of Hardwicke in 1751 but actually built by Capability Brown in 1769. ref: 07.3/14/24
DORSET - Cranborne Chase : Horton Tower folly - 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 local Squire, Humphrey Sturt, who may have used it as an astronomical observatory. Now a ruin though it contains modern telecommunications aerials. N.W. aspect. ref: 01.6/2/17(2)
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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)
COTSWOLDS, WORCESTERSHIRE : BROADWAY TOWER stands on the summit of Broadway Hill (1,048 ft) overlooking the Vale of Evesham. It was built as a prospect tower in Gothic Revival style by the Earl of Coventry in 1798, View westwards.
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Hull's Tower, Leith Hill, at Coldharbour, near Dorking, Surrey, stands at the highest point in south-east England at 965 feet (294 metres), with the original tower standing a further 60 feet. Richard Hull built the original tower in 1765, and was buried beneath the tower in 1772. The turreted structure was built around a hundred years later. Now owned by the National Trust, the Gothic tower is seen here in an uncredited photo from a 1947 book.
BROADWAY TOWER stands at 1,048 feet on the Cotswold Edge overlooking the Vale of Evesham. Built in 1798 by the Earl of Coventry in Gothic Revival style as a prospect tower on the crest of Broadway Hill.
Worcestershire, COTSWOLDS : BROADWAY TOWER stands at 1,048 feet altitude on the very Cotswold Edge overlooking the Vale of Evesham. Built in Gothic Revival style in 1798 by the Earl of Coventry as a prospect-tower for his wife.
STAFFORDSHIRE - a hiker approaches MOW COP, a folly tower built in 1754 on an 1,100 foot hill astride the Cheshire border near Biddulph. It commands wide views over the Cheshire Plain towards the Welsh hills. ref ; 1008062 (01.5/12/11)
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Cabot Tower, Brandon Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire (now Avon). Seen in an unused, undated, postcard. Best guess on date, 1930s.
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Hull's Tower, Leith Hill, at Coldharbour, near Dorking, Surrey, stands at the highest point in south-east England at 965 feet (294 metres), with the original tower standing a further 60 feet. Richard Hull built the original tower in 1765, and was buried beneath the tower in 1772. The turreted structure was built around a hundred years later. Now owned by the National Trust, the Gothic tower is seen here in an uncredited photo on a 1938 postcard.
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ISLE of WIGHT : Ian Howell at the WORSLEY OBELISK that crowns the northern crest of APPULDURCOMBE DOWN ( 673 ft ) above Wroxall village. The granite obelisk was erected in 1774 in memory of local squire Sir Robert Worsley who died in 1747. ref: 13255
KING ALFRED'S TOWER stands on the Wiltshire / Somerset border above Stourton. 150 feet high, it was bulit in 1772 by Henry Hoare of nearby Stourhead to mark the presumed site of King Alfred's victory over the Danes. Western aspect.
BATH : SHAM CASTLE folly on the crest of Bathampton Down, a mere wall, was commissioned by entreprenur Ralph Allen to improve the view from his home on North Parade in the mid 18th century. ref: 07.6/1/17(01)
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WARWICKSHIRE - EDGEHILL : the Castle folly - now the CASTLE INN - stands on the crest of EDGEHILL on the site of the battlefield HQ of King Charles lst. The twin Gothick towers of the original folly by Sanderson Miller date to 1746-7. ref: 1026452
SOMERSET : KING ALFRED'S TOWER, a 160 foot triangular folly standing on the Wiltshire border above Stourton, was built in 1772 by Henry Hoare of Stourhead on the presumed site where " in 870 King Alfred raised his standard against the Danish invaders "
BATH : Beckford's Tower ( Henry Goodridge 1827 ) stands on the crest of Lansdown Hill overlooking the city. In the foreground is the massive tomb of William Beckford himself (died 1844) ref: 01.6/34/1(01)
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The Hopetoun Monument on Byres Hill in the Garleton Hills, East Lothian, Scotland was built in 1824 in memory of John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun. It is 95 feet (29 m) high.
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PEMBROKESHIRE National Park, PRESELI HILLS : a family party of hikers admires the view from the summit of Carn Ingli, (1,132 ft) - a craggy summit crowned by an Iron Age hill fort high above the little town of Newport. ref: 18935