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Herstmonceux Castle- Gardens And Park [May. 12th, 2016|07:35 pm]
Tony Grist

The North side of the castle with a giant sundial in the foreground

This bust of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal, is left over from the period (1957-88) when the Castle housed the Greenwich Royal Observatory.

The Folly, built by an early 20th century owner in the style of a Georgian townhouse, is only one room deep. It sits in a clearing of the woods beside a large pond.

The bluebell woods

[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2016-05-12 06:48 pm (UTC)
I think Follys are great fun, but I guess not of much use. I saw the program about Highclere Castle and there is at least one Folly there.

Love these pictures. Thanks for posting.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-12 07:17 pm (UTC)

I think the Folly was probably used as garden house. There's enough room in there for two or three people to sit and have a cup of tea and look out at the lake.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2016-05-12 07:05 pm (UTC)
What a perfect folly! Beautiful pictures - thank you!

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-12 07:22 pm (UTC)
It's a most unusual folly. Most of them are neoclassical temples or gothick ruins,
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-05-12 07:48 pm (UTC)
I just love follies.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-13 08:30 am (UTC)
They're a lot of fun.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-05-13 12:34 pm (UTC)
I assume the sundial is also from the Royal Observatory period. It certainly doesn't look fifteenth century...

The vestigial gate outside the folly is...interesting...

Edited at 2016-05-13 12:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-13 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think the sundial dates from the Royal Observatory period. It looks very late 20th century.

The little gate puzzles me. I can't explain it.
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