SO8842 : Dunstall Castle

taken 14 years ago, near to Baughton, Worcestershire, Great Britain

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Dunstall Castle
Dunstall Castle
A folly on Dunstall Common built for the 6th Earl of Coventry in 1766. It was designed by Robert Adam and in a letter dated 17th September 1765 to the Earl he refers to 'Drawing of the ruin for a visto from the house. I think it might be built to have a good effect at a Distance at no great expence, as there does nor require much delicacy in the workmanship.'(sic) (Source: The Coventrys of Croome, Catherine Gordon ISBN 1 86077 139 4) Adam was paid 5 for the drawing. In 2009, Dunstall Castle along with the follies of Pirton Castle and the Panorama Tower, all on the Croome estate where acquired by the National Trust who has undertaken a restoration programme on all three. To see Dunstall Castle after the restoration see SO8842 : Restored Dunstall Castle
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SO8842, 161 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 November, 2006
Category
Folly   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 885 428 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.0330N 2:10.0842W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 885 428
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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