TQ6349 : May's Folly, Hadlow Castle, Kent

taken 46 years ago, near to Hadlow, Kent, England

May's Folly, Hadlow Castle, Kent
May's Folly, Hadlow Castle, Kent
This splendid late-Victorian folly was built by an industrialist, Robert May, who wished to use it to view the English Channel. (He was unsuccessful as the Channel is not visible from here). Its original height was 170ft but it is now shorter as the pinnacles have been removed for safety. However, this photograph shows it prior to this desecration. Surely a worthwhile project for English Heritage or a similar body would be the complete restoration of this once-beautiful building.

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Category: Tower
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Hadlow Castle [17] · Kent [15] · May's Folly [10] ·
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TQ6349, 222 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 1977   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 June, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 634 497 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.3863N 0:20.3315E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 633 497
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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