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The Folly at Pontypool has commanding views of the surrounding countryside. It was built by John Hanbury, the local iron master who owned Pontypool Park, sometime around 1770. It is reputed to have been used as a lookout for the local hunts and as a summerhouse for the family.   At the start of WW2, the tower was demolished as it was feared that it could be used as a landmark for enemy aircraft looking to locate the ordnance factory at Glascoed.

The Folly at Pontypool has commanding views of the surrounding countryside. It was built by John Hanbury, the local iron master who owned Pontypool Park, sometime around 1770. It is reputed to have been used as a lookout for the local hunts and as a summerhouse for the family. At the start of WW2, the tower was demolished as it was feared that it could be used as a landmark for enemy aircraft looking to locate the ordnance factory at Glascoed.

71/365 - SPRING HAS SPRUNG - Daffodils heading for spring, small man-made pond, Pontypool Park. #Project365 #Photoaday

71/365 - SPRING HAS SPRUNG - Daffodils heading for spring, small man-made pond, Pontypool Park. #Project365 #Photoaday

River Welland in Stamford, Lincolnshire by terryemilleruk, via Flickr

River Welland in Stamford, Lincolnshire by terryemilleruk, via Flickr

@South Wales Argus PIC OF THE DAY: 15.04.13: Nant-y-Gollen ponds in Pontypool Park PIC: Chris Tinsley

@South Wales Argus PIC OF THE DAY: 15.04.13: Nant-y-Gollen ponds in Pontypool Park PIC: Chris Tinsley

swing, wish I had a tree large enough to support one of these!

swing, wish I had a tree large enough to support one of these!

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