SE1778 : Ilton Druids Temple

taken 4 years ago, near to Ilton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Ilton Druids Temple
Ilton Druids Temple
The Druids Temple, situated near Ilton, about 4 miles west of Masham is a folly created by William Danby of nearby Swinton Hall in 1820. The structure includes a large stone table, a sheltered cave and an altar stone. It is approximately 100 feet long and 50 feet wide, with some of the stones standing over 10 feet high.
William Danby (1752-1832) was made High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1784. He created the temple to generate work for the local population who were paid 1 shilling a day. A salary was offered for someone to live at the Temple as a hermit for seven years.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 174 787 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.2253N 1:44.0300W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 174 786
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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