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Tyyurbanberkshire

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Wilder's folly\dove cote otherwise know as Pincent's tower, Nunhide Tower and Flint's Folly or even pigeon tower by locals, is a folly dating back to when built in the year 1769 by Reverend Henry Wilder (1744–1814).
He was courting Joan Thoyts (c. 1748–1837), younger sister of John Thoyts of Sulhamstead House. Wilder constructed the tower so that it could be seen from Thoyts' home as well as from his own residence, Sulham house. Sulham House can still be seen through the south arch of Wilder's Folly looking north, but Sulhamstead House is no longer visible from the top of the hill. Wilder and Thoyts were married on 13 June 1769, and had eleven children.
The building featured an open ground-level arcade. The painted first floor room was accessed by an exterior wooden staircase. The two floors above ground level featured glazed ogive windows. The castellated top contained a flat lead roof.
In the late 19th century the building's windows were bricked up and the tower became a dovecote.

The tower is now sadly not accessible to the roof or any other floors.

It is situated in ...Reading...
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Not the best post but thanks for looking!
 
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Nice photo, but not really enough for a report. There is a section for photos where there is not enough to make a report. You might want to post one/two shots there?

Good job on report though, we just need more photos really to call it a report. :thumb Keep at it though.
 

Tyyurbanberkshire

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice photo, but not really enough for a report. There is a section for photos where there is not enough to make a report. You might want to post one/two shots there?

Good job on report though, we just need more photos really to call it a report. :thumb Keep at it though.
Ok what is the section for this?
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Heres where you can post one or two photos not enough for a report.

 

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