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Question - Follies and Grottos?

Discussion in 'General Exploring Chat Forum' started by dweeb, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. dweeb

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    You can tell I don't get out as much as I used to because I've actually started to read the enormous quantity of books I have amassed over the past ten years...

    I've recently read a 1960's book on Follies and Grottos, and whilst I have had an interest in country estates for a while I have actually never seen one (other than the daddy of them all at Whitly)

    Can anybody recommend any that are worth seeing and not just flooded fetid holes in the ground? I know there is one at Hagley Hall but by all accounts it is currently sealed.

    I'm sure there may be folks on here that have seen some but may not have felt they were report worthy....

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  2. slayaaaa

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    That one near Norwich maybe? Taylors folly I think it's called. That looks pretty good. I'll look it up in a bit.
     
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    Santa's grotto manchester Arndale…sorry couldn't help myself.
     
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  4. dweeb

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    I actually found the remains of the one at Liverpool House dept. store, so there you go my above statement about not seeing one was incorrect!
     
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    I assume you've climbed the actual Browns Folly before?
     
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    Hawkstone park follies is superb for a day out, last time we went there which was years ago there was an escaped eagle owl living in the woodlads, deffo worth a look, had to watch the kids :). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkstone_Park
     
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    rivington castle Lancashire, the whole place was built as a giant folly
     
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    Browns Folly - the door is flapping in the wind. Well, that's a figure of speech, it's mullered on the floor.
     
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    There is a folley at Pirton Nr Pershore and a grotto at Connishead Priory. Neither worth a report.
     
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    alexander pope's grotto in london. it think it's normally padlocked but they sometimes open it to visitors.
     
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    Nacton Tower near Havant in Hampshire.Up in woods but visable from Havant to Chichester B road.
     
  13. dweeb

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    Cheers guys, bit of a list to go at!
     
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    A scale replica of Liverpool's castle,incidentally: Wiki

    Dave.
     
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    Popes grotto, st Margaret's
    Painshill park, esher
     
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