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Introduction to Follies and Monuments Section

This section is to cover both follies and other monuments and structures found throughout the UK. A Folly is a word that often is used to mean mistake, but an architectural folly is not a mistake but a combination of a magical trick and a work of art. A folly is a building that some would say has no practical use, but its also a  building that adds to the illusion you can see, and may generate psychological response in all who see it.

Monuments are structures which have been erected to commemorate a particular event, activity, person or to mark an important site and preserve it as public property. Sometimes there is an overlap between both monuments and follies so we have decided to include them both within the same section.



Photographing Follies




Location Guides

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Broadway Tower, Broadway, Worcestershire

Canonteign Falls, Canonteign, Devon

Carew Cross, Pembrokeshire  

Druids Temple, Swinton, Yorkshire

King Alfred's Tower, Brewham, Somerset

Knill Monument, nr St Ives, Cornwall

Marquess of Anglesey Column, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

McCaigs Tower, Oban, Argyllshire

Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, Durham  

Sandbach Crosses, Sandbach, Cheshire

Sturts Folly, Horton, Dorset

Wallace Monument - Scotland  

Wroxton Follies, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire



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