SS6192 : Sketty Folly

taken 11 years ago, near to Killay, Swansea/Abertawe, Great Britain

Sketty Folly
Sketty Folly
Since Sketty Park House was demolished in 1973 this folly is all that remains of the former estate of Sketty Park, which has now become a residential area.
The folly was built for the views it would afford and as such is called a prospect tower or belvedere.
Now it stands on a small grassy hill nestled in between houses. It is owned by Swansea City Council who were hoping to preserve it by encouraging someone to develop it as a grand dwelling - before a colony of bats took up residence in it, meaning it could not be disturbed.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 April, 2011
Category
Folly   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6150 9209 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.6334N 4:0.0951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6150 9211
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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