Follies and curious buildings in Northamptonshire by Susan Witney

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Statementcompiled and designed by Susan Witney.
SeriesOut and about in Northamptonshire -- no.1
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FABULOUS FOLLIES and Landscape Curiosities Northamptonshire ALDWINKLE SP Lyveden New Bield Lyveden New Blield was to be a large banqueting house for Thomas Tresham but he died in before it was completed.

The whole building is an architectural conceit based on the number three, both a reference to the Trinity and a pun on. Rory Fraser, author of Follies – An Architectural Journey, engages the reader with his infectious enthusiasm for the mad, bad and, possibly, dangerous to know 1 of 3 Rushton Triangular Lodge, Northamptonshire, described by the author as the sort of.

All these follies have been built since the book, Follies, Grottoes and Garden buildings came out. Many are in private gardens, so there will be no public access and I have not given precise locations for these. The Belvedere, designed by Prince Charles, at Dumfries House, Scotland. Built   Rushton Triangular Lodge, Northamptonshire One of the most immediately recognisable follies, Rushton Triangular Lodge is now in the care of English Heritage, and is a Grade I listed building.

It was designed and constructed by Sir Thomas Tresham betweenmaking it a very early folly. Our Guide to finding follies is the book "Follies -- Grottoes & Garden Buildings" by. Gwyn Headley & Wim Meulenkamp. Published by Aurum PressKent is full of unusual buildings and stories and this lecture introduces a selection of them.

We learn about classical houses, follies, secret passages and eccentric men. Some of the subjects are well known, but the lecture will also introduce you to some little-known places and stimulate further research. "The house has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and the guided tour was professional, informative and well worth it (approx 1 1/4 hours)." "An interesting building and bearing in mind this was designed in /17 it was certainly very forward thinking of the architect Charles Renee Mackintosh to incorporate so many lovely designs, colours in its making.".

The framework of Lyveden New Bield is an enigmatic structure that never fails to stir the imagination. The estate was owned by the Tresham family who were of Norman descent and had their ancestral seat in Rushton, Northamptonshire.

The exact origin of the name is uncertain. Books Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries Audible Audiobooks of over 1, results for "northamptonshire history". In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of usual garden buildings.

Eighteenth-century English landscape gardening and French landscape gardening often featured mock Roman temples, symbolising classical virtues.

Buy South and West Yorkshire Curiosities: A Guide to Follies and Strange Buildings, Curious Tales and Unusual people First Edition by Duncan J. Smith, Trevor Smith (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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An e-book edition is available to buy from e-book retailers (ISBN£). There is also a link above to a low res pdf which is available to download free of charge. Northamptonshire is renowned for the production of high-quality boots and shoes, which were exported throughout the world.

Horton Hall, known locally as Horton House, was a stone-built Georgian stately home, now demolished, located on a 3, acre estate stretching across nine parishes on the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire borders.

Here, 4 miles NW of Kettering, is Triangular Lodge, built by Sir Thomas Tresham in (or or ).It is one of the few triangular buildings in England. Tresham was a Catholic (spending some 15 years in prison because of this) and somewhat of a mystic numerologist.

The whole design of the Lodge is based on the number three and its symbolism. Gwyn Headley has 55 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Gwyn Headley’s most popular book is Follies: Grottoes & Garden Buildings. Discover Rushton Triangular Lodge in Northamptonshire, England: An intriguing three-sided folly is a testament to one man's devotion to Catholicism and the number three.

An Air of Detachment: Stoke Park, Northamptonshire and Mistley, Essex. Posted on J by Editor On recent sedate tours of Britain The Folly Flâneuse was intrigued to find two pairs of pavilions which had sadly lost their principal part. A delightful romp around the British Isles searching out the mad marquess, the eccentric earl, the barmy baron, and the daft duke and gathering a fair collection of crackpot inventors, weird adventurers and fascinatingly and not to mention insanely curious customs along the way.

All of which make this rainy little island home to that remarkable breed of individual - the British The description comes from Stuart Barton's out-of-print Monumental Follies and is quoted in James Howley's The Follies and Garden Buildings of Ireland (a fine book that should be required reading.

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Pictures must be marked as Rights Managed. “Form follows function” is a maxim observed by most modern architects. Not, however, for fans of the folly. Following the heart-over-head principles of Romanticism, homeowners are once again becoming creative with their estates.

From ornate waterside dwellings to forgotten farm buildings reimagined, the folly is making a comeback. Buildings with such variegated rooftops make for some interesting contrasts in Midtown.

Notice too how residential buildings are wedged in between commercial ones. About the congestion on this streets, this was recently posted by the Mayor's Office.

Northamptonshire—see F/F website Pre-visit to Haddonstone Show Garden, East Haddon 9 March—Illustrated Lecture and Reception by the Geor-gian Society of Jamaica, look-ing at Jamaica’s historic buildings. Tickets = £15 each. Information from Felicia Pheasant, Holdfast House, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2EU.

Follies lusciously and lavishly tells the story of former Follies girls, incoming back to their soon to be demolished theatre for a reunion. It is a brilliant idea for a show and is executed to flawless perfection.

Hagley Castle is in the grounds of Hagley Hall. It was built by Sanderson Miller for George, Lord Lyttleton in the middle of the 18th century to look like a small ruined medieval castle.

The concept of the folly is highly ambiguous and it has been suggested that the. Although the book is of course aimed at a specific area (Ireland) and specific topic (idiosyncratic buildings called 'follies'), the information is transferable into our daily lives. After having read the book, I found myself sensitized to the unusual in architecture in New England, where I s: 4.

Follies are a fascinating architectural phenomenon to me. They were usually made to make a statement, or to be aesthetically pleasing, or to pay tribute to a well known figure. Not everyone can agree on what a folly is, however. At the very least, one distinction can be made between a folly and any other type of structure.

Usually, a building is created with the sole intent of shelter or. Many follies are constructed as tangible symbols for certain ideas or ideals. Rushton Lodge was concurrent with another early folly, Preston Tower in Surrey (also ).

As the 17th century began, so did a craze among the well-to-do of building follies of all description. But that was nothing compared to what was to follow in the 18th century.

English Herritage property, so free admission if you are a member (I am not). Moderate fee for non-members. This is a small but curious and well kept folly of the 16th century. Probably worth buying the guide book if you want all the detail. I looked on Wikipedia on my phone.

TripAdvisor reviews. The building of follies is not a phenomena restricted to the times of recklessly spending sons of wealthy fathers, full of potty ideas fresh from their Grand Tour.

Some were satirical social statements, others have actually served a purpose, and now there is a new wave of artistic structures that are proud to. The Pineapple, Dunmore Park, Firk. Oh me, oh my, follies don’t come much more fanciful than the metre pineapple that John Murray, 4 th Earl of Dunmore, stuck on top of his garden retreat and hothouse in It’s an absolute marvel – quirky, camp and utterly enchanting.

But a building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation. In this radical reimagining of architectural history, Edward Hollis tells the stories of thirteen buildings, beginning with the ‘once upon a time’ when they first appeared, through the years of appropriation.

Although the book is of course aimed at a specific area (Ireland) and specific topic (idiosyncratic buildings called 'follies'), the information is transferable into our daily lives. After having read the book, I found myself sensitized to the unusual in architecture in New England, where I live.

The ‘Five O’Clock Follies’ was the name given during the Vietnam War to US military press briefings that were infamous for announcing non-existent victories and wildly exaggerated numbers. Fred Witney has written: 'Agricultural workers under national labor relations laws' 'Plant-protection employees under current Federal labor legislation' 'The collective bargaining agreement.

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Hawkstone Follies Hawkstone Park Weston-under-Redcastle (Nr Shrewsbury) Shropshire, England, UK, SY4 5JY One of Shropshire's most fascinating destinations is Hawkstone Park which was the original site of a defensive castle built for Henry de Audley in Historic Buildings of Northamptonshire.

England. Image right - Cottesbrooke Hall, Northampton Image by Cj (talk) - Own work (Original text: I created this work entirely by myself.), Public Domain, Wiki See Historic Buildings of Britain and Ireland - Main Page. The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Northamptonshire, with links to sub.

Heritage Walks: The Salt And Pepper Pots, Craven Yorkshire is a vast county of unrivalled beauty in its landscape. Woven into the exquisite tapestry of this are numerous ruins, follies and curious geological deposits each with its own story to tell.The first authoritative book on the history of the Glass House property—Philip Johnson’s fifty-year project of iconic modernist design, encompassing the remarkable buildings, landscape, and follies.

From its completion in to the present day, Philip Johnson’s Glass House has drawn cognoscenti and the curious from around the world to.Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies," a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars.

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