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Folly...............by definition - A name given to any costly structure considered to have shown folly in the builder.

"When I first came to England and saw my first folly in the Cotswolds I could not believe that someone would spend so much time and money on a tower that soared several stories and was completely empty on the inside. Like Ann Robinson might ask "What are they for?" That first tower started my new fascination with follies. Now I have another good (?) reason to comb the countryside. In addition to finding my Lilliput Lane cottages, I can now find follies everywhere I go." Judy Saville

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Our Guide to finding follies is the book

"Follies -- Grottoes & Garden Buildings"

by

Gwyn Headley & Wim Meulenkamp

Published by Aurum Press 1986, 1999

ISBN: 1 85410 625 2

 

County Town Name Page Date Visited
Bedfordshire Apsley Guise Henry VII Lodge 113 April 27, 2002
4x3 Heath & Reach sign & folly.jpg (16069 bytes) Bedfordshire Heath & Reach Clock Tower 114 April 27, 2002
4x3 Linslade Tunnel 3.jpg (15270 bytes) Bedfordshire Linslade Railway Tunnel 114 April 27, 2002
3x4 Linslade Gazobo.jpg (15036 bytes) Bedfordshire Linslade Gazebo 114 April 27, 2002
43cc.jpg (21605 bytes) Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes Concrete Cows July 21, 2001
2x3 tower.jpg (4629 bytes) Devon Lynton, Lee abbey Tower July 7, 2002
2x3 lynmouth folly.jpg (4245 bytes) Devon Lynmouth Salt Tower September 17, 2002
Kent Crockham Hill Woodman's Folly   November 2, 2009
London Bayswater Building facade over tube   October 22, 2005
4x3 bielden 5.jpg (5680 bytes) Northamptonshire Lyveden New Bield October 19, 2002
2x3 Finedon water tower.jpg (6406 bytes) Northamptonshire Finedon Water Tower October 19, 2002
4x3 finedon waterloo.jpg (29876 bytes) Northamptonshire Finedon Waterloo Tower October 19, 2002
2x3 finedon ice house.jpg (5824 bytes) Northamptonshire Finedon Ice Tower October 19, 2002
Suffolk Stoke by Nayland Fishing Lodge
 
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This is a personal website run by John Saville.  All web pages are Copyright John Saville as are all photographs unless otherwise indicated. Other information (e.g. maps etc) may be copyright to others as indicated. No information may be copied or reproduced without prior permission (from: john-saville@ntlworld.com) but this will almost certainly be willingly granted.