SHARPE'S FOLLY - Whitton - List Entry

  • Description

    "Folly. Probably 1720s, by Archdeacon Sharpe, Rector of Rothbury. Ashlar. Round tower c30 ft high. Blocked round-headed doorway with moulded keystone and slightly chamfered surround. Very small round windows light the staircase.....Said to have been built partly to alleviate local unemployment and partly to satisfy the Archdeacon's taste for astronomy. Probably the earliest folly in the county..."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1155472
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 4 months ago
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