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Sharpe's Folly, Whitton


Built in the c.1720's, Sharpe's Folly in Whitton is probably the earliest folly in the county.[1] a plaque on the building states: "SHARP'S FOLLY / errected by / REV. DR. THOMAS SHARP / Rector of Rothbury 1720-1758 /FOR THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT / AMONST LOCAL STONEMASONS / AND USE AD AN OBSERVATORY. / IT IS THE OLDEST FOLLY IN / THE COUNTY AND A LISTED BUILDING" Sharpe's Folly is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Whitton Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Whitton and Tosson CP
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Sharpe's Tower

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Silverton Lane, Whitton

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Sharp's Folly - a 1750's employment programme on the edge of the Simonside Hills above Rothbury

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AS -- Hill Forts and Headaches -- Rothbury -- Thu 01 Jan 2009 11-05-21 AM GMT.jpg

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SHARPE'S FOLLY - Whitton - List Entry
- "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 ...

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List number: 1155472
List grade: 2*
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NU0582300939

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