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Follies, Grottos and Hermitages

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Really all just follies

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Abandoned and decayed “Hobbit House” built by Colin Stokes in Chedglow, Wiltshire, England. The Hobbit House was a sheep shed built without permission by a local artist, the sprawling construction took nearly ten years to build. Abandoned in the Abandoned Buildings, Abandoned Castles, Abandoned Mansions, Abandoned Places In The Uk, Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Beautiful Places, Modern Buildings, Interesting Buildings

The Hobbit House

Property built by Colin Stokes in Chedglow, Wiltshire, England. The Hobbit House was a sheep shed built without permission by a local artist, the sprawling construction took nearly ten years to build. Abandoned in the 1990s.

Hobbit House in the Cotswolds - Derelict Places. The web page has several photos of the inside and outside of this hobbit house Abandoned Castles, Abandoned Mansions, Old Buildings, Abandoned Buildings, Beautiful Buildings, Beautiful Places, Derelict Places, Abandoned Places In The Uk, Haunted Places

Hobbit House in the Cotswolds

This 'Hobbit House' was built without planning permission by a local eccentric artist, as a sheep shed. Some shed! It started as a simple single height...

Milton's Temple, an century folly in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall. Garden Architecture, Classical Architecture, Pagoda Garden, Garden Pavilion, Gothic Garden, Le Palais, Garden Structures, Parcs, Agatha Christie

Small temple on an old English estate.......>

Just found this temple (or maybe a folly?) at Mount Edgcumbe yesterday, not far from home........ its full of old buildings with elaborate grounds (The...

the dovecote in the pigeon house garden at Rousham House Park near Bicester Oxfordshire, England Garden Structures, Garden Paths, Dream Garden, Home And Garden, Landscape Design, Garden Design, Pigeon House, Garden Inspiration, Writing Inspiration

For The World To See - ysvoice: | ♕ |  Dove cote in the Pigeon House...

ysvoice: | ♕ | Dove cote in the Pigeon House...

Bramham Park Open Temple (C) Paul Brooker Small Buildings, Garden Buildings, Garden Structures, Garden Architecture, Classical Architecture, Architecture Details, Landscape Design, Garden Design, Old School House

Bramham Park Open Temple © Paul Brooker

The Temple is in the Palladian style and was built by James Paine around 1750. It provided shelter for people walking around the park.

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‘Blaise Castle at Henbury, north Bristol, was a folly, a building with no use, in this case built to enhance the view. It was built by Thomas Farr who bought the Blaise estate in 1762. Farr had extensive investments in the slave trade. It is said that he built the £3,000 folly (about £150,000 today) so that he could view his ships sailing back up the River Avon to Bristol from it. The Blaise estate was previously part of Henbury Manor which had been owned a century before by Sir Samuel…

Folly Tower overlooking Maenan Hall and the Valley. Georgian Homes, Old Buildings, Historical Sites, Garden Landscaping, Castles, Townhouse, United Kingdom, Real Estate, Landscape

Maenan Hall Folly © Paul Brooker cc-by-sa/2.0

Folly Tower overlooking Maenan Hall and the Valley.

The Hermitage, Friars Carse Ancient Names, Diamond Point, Garden Office, Old Buildings, Restoration, Shed, Cabin, Windows, Architecture

The Hermitage was a folly first built by Captain Robert Riddell of Friars Carse (known as Glenriddell at this time and later returned to its ancient name) as part of his enthusiasm for antiquities. It is famous for its connection with the bard Robert Burns who through his friendship with Robert Riddell was permitted to use it to compose poetry in this secluded and tranquil sylvan spot. Burns also used his diamond point pen to engrave lines on the window pane at the Hermitage following the…

The British gentry hired live hermits in the century to live in places like this one in Foremark. The Hermit Tarot, Garden Photos, Gnome Garden, Old Buildings, Garden Ornaments, 18th Century, Mount Rushmore, In The Heights, England

Hermitages in England’s gardens - The Boston Globe

The British gentry hired live hermits in the 18th century to live in places like this one in Foremark.