NZ0878 : Bantam Folly

taken 11 years ago, near to Belsay, Northumberland, Great Britain

Bantam Folly
Bantam Folly
The English Heritage guide book says that the exact date of the building is uncertain, but it was in existence 1769. The detail is Georgian Gothick , with a crenellated parapet and a quatrefoil, or four-lobed, window opening into a pigeon loft, so possibly it was a utilitarian farm building that was subsequently adapted to provide a feature in the landscape. Until the mid-20th C it sported a wooden spire, which made it resemble a church. Beyond and to the left of the building is an Iron Age hill fort.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 September, 2009
Category
Folly   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 080 785 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:6.0998N 1:52.5039W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 083 785
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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