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Your Bike in front of a "Folly"

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Tizme, 9 Jan 2018.

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  1. Tizme

    Tizme Senior Member

    Not sure if this is really a Folly, but far too grand to be "just" the [former] entrance to a farm:
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    At Redlynch, 'twixt Bruton and Wincanton (Somerset)

    But this IS a Folly:
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    King Alfred’s Tower is a 160ft (49m) high folly, designed by Henry Flitcroft for Henry Hoare II in 1772. It is believed to mark the site where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops in 878. The tower commemorates the accession of George III to the throne in 1760 and the end of the Seven Years War.
    Part of Stourhead NT land.
    Not the best of days to photo it!
     

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  2. i hate hills

    i hate hills Done done on to the next one..........

    My i say what an impressive looking mount that is ........
     
  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    My Ian May by the folly on spectacle lane , Moulton .

    This what i can find about it : Gate arch. Probably mid C18. Regular coursed lias. Pointed arch with stepped gable over, flanked by tall circular turrets with castellations. Pair of iron gates in archway. Possibly erected as one of a range of similar follies on the Boughton Hall estate.

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  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Not just A folly but The Folly

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  5. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    I remember reading Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly many years ago and wondered what a folly actually was. Now I think I know!
     
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