Thesaurus Term/Concept: FOLLY

Identifier 69013
Status Preferred
Index? Yes
Scope Note A structure, often found in 18th century landscape gardens, that demonstrates eccentricity or excess rather than practical purpose. They can take many forms - ruins, sham castles, towers, hermits' cells or grottoes.

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Instances/Examples (9)

Context Record
Monument Type MSO6903 19th Century circular tower at Great Ashcombe (Monument)
Monument Type MSO11866 Bat's Castle, Croyden Hill, Luxborough (Place)
Monument Type MSO9432 Conygar Tower, Dunster (Building)
Monument Type MDE20953 Duty Point Tower, north of Lee Abbey (Building)
Monument Type MSO10037 Medieval castle tower (later folly) at Dunster Castle (Building)
Monument Type MSO7973 Post-medieval landscape gardens at Ashley Combe (Monument)
Monument Type MSO10306 Post-medieval tower in Tower Plantation (Monument)
Monument Type MSO9477 The Arches, Conygar Wood (Building)
Monument Type MSO6695 Willet Tower [outside Park boundary] (Monument)