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 (11)

Context Record
Monument Type MDR4300 Anchor Church, Ingleby (Monument)
Monument Type MDR11728 Ashover Fabrick (site of), Ashover Rock, Ashover (Monument)
Monument Type MDR16525 Deer Cote, Sudbury Park (Monument)
Monument Type MDR9952 Derwent Pleasure Gardens, Matlock Bath (Monument)
Monument Type MDR15624 Dronfield Castle (site of), Soaper Lane, Dronfield (Monument)
Monument Type MDR6166 Earthworks and Folly (site of), Slaley Farm, Barlborough (Monument)
Monument Type MDR10105 Grinlow Tower (Solomon's Temple), Grin Low, Buxton (Building)
Monument Type MDR10172 Ruined remains of a 17th century building, Repton Park (Monument)
Monument Type MDR10024 Sealwood Cottage, Linton (Building)
Monument Type MDR22812 Sydnope Hall park and gardens, west of Sydnope Hill, Darley Dale (Monument)
Monument Type MDR12403 'The Temple' summerhouse (remains of), Nut Wood, Darley Abbey (Monument)