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from Western Australia
| New Message Posted!2006-12-03 06:13  |
Found this. Anyone know about it?
from West Yorkshire
| New Message Posted!2006-11-14 17:08  |
And don't forget, there's quite a bit about the Druid's Temple here:-
from Cheshire / Manchester
| New Message Posted!2006-11-14 16:04  |
Found the Ilton site - see here:
from Los Angeles
| New Message Posted!2006-11-05 07:07  |
Thanks so much for all these responses! Really helpful.
Why do you think it is that the follies "feel" so wrong, even in pictures. Over-built perhaps? Imitative but inaccurate?
| New Message Posted!2006-10-25 20:51  |
On 2006-10-25 20:40, cropredy wrote:
''... I had been months swearing at the search box saying" go on then you little ba***** search.''
Sad to say 'and me'!!! Mithra
| New Message Posted!2006-10-25 20:40  |
Just did cheers, but to those that dont know, you need to press enter on your computer to activate the search, until Andy posted this information, I had been months swearing at the search box saying" go on then you little ba***** search.
| New Message Posted!2006-10-25 20:34  |
If you type Three Shires Stone into the Meg Portal search box you will find this construction there. It is made in the form of a dolmen.Not easy to find but worth a look.
| New Message Posted!2006-10-25 20:18  |
Michael of Los Angeles,
how do t'old flower?
Talking Yorks there.
Sorry should have said, if thee leaves of t'other bits thar gets to this
[ This message was edited by: cropredy on 2006-10-25 20:19 ]
| New Message Posted!2006-10-25 20:05  |
Yorkshire folly, 275 feet, beat that , sither.
| New Message Posted!2006-10-25 10:58  |
Burl is a good place to start your search. In his revised 2005 edition of 'a guide to the stone circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany', he has included a new section on follies with a gazetteer & a brief history of how they came about. Very few however are Victorian, as 'druidical' stone circles had gone out of fashion by then, most being built in the late 18th - early 19th centuries. There was a revival in the early 20th century & follies continue to be built to this day.
It is important however to distinguish between follies & reconstructions. Many sites have been restored/reconstructed including Stonehenge. Follies are imitations & are often unrealistic.
The Druids Temple at Ilton was pre-Victorian, built c. 1803. A visit here could be combined with a trip to the threatened Thornborough henges which are about 6 miles away.